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Mission Specialist - Laurel Clark - Died on February 1, 2003 over the southern United States when Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew perished during entry, 16 minutes prior to scheduled landing.

Mission Specialist - Laurel Clark - Died on February 1, 2003 over the southern United States when Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew perished during entry, 16 minutes prior to scheduled landing.

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Astronomy & Space Fact

Galileo, launched in 1989, was the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit Jupiter. Galileo entered Jupiter?s orbit in 1995.

Who Was Born Today?:

1961: Laurel B. Clark, born in Ames Iowa, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut

Who Died Today?:

Today in History:

1982: Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun

2006: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter enters Mars orbit

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