REMEMBERING

COLUMBIA

REMEMBERING COLUMBIA

IN MEMORY OF THE STS-107 CREW AND SHUTTLE

ABOUT STS-107

 

For complete information regarding Columbia STS-107, please visit these websites operated by NASA.

 

     • History; Remembering Columbia

     • Space Flight Archives; STS-107

     • STS-107 Shuttle Missions Archives

 

For information regarding NASA, please visit these websites operated by NASA. Click on an image below to view the site in a new window.

 

     • Watch NASA TV Online

     • NASA Quest

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

 

The museum is made possible through the generosity of Mr. Albert “Al” Smith, in remembrance of his deceased wife, Patricia Huffman Smith and many other generous donations.

 

It tells the story of space exploration from the first mission of the Columbia to its last mission, STS-107.  It  also reveals the efforts of local citizens during the recovery of Space Shuttle Columbia, STS-107 and its Crew.  An area is dedicated to each crewmember that was lost in the tragedy, including the Texas Forest Service employee and the helicopter pilot who lost their lives during the recovery effort.  The families of the crew have contributed personal items belonging to their loved ones to be on permanent display.  The museum houses many items and artifacts from NASA and its contractors, the families of STS-107, as well as from other individuals.

 

The museum will feature two simulator interactive devices that emulate activities of the shuttle and orbiter.  A planned classroom/digital learning center will provide an excellent opportunity for the advancement of education for people of all ages.

PHOTO GALLERY

COME VISIT US!

HOURS

 

TUESDAY-SATURDAY

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

OTHER TIMES

BY APPOINTMENT

 

 

LOCATION

 

375 SABINE STREET, UNIT B

HEMPHILL, TX 75948

 

CURATOR

 

BECCA TATUM

409-787-4827

COLUMBIAMUSEUM@YAHOO.COM