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3:34 PM, February 1st, 2013

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Columbia’s Astronauts, Remembered on Mars

When it comes to commemorating the crew of the space shuttle Columbia, NASA found a way to pay both kinds of tribute, and at the same time. On February 2, 2004 — a year and a day after seven astronauts perished as their shuttle broke apart in the Texas sky — the agency announced the names of a series of seven hills. There was Anderson Hill, named for Columbia mission specialist Michael Anderson; Brown Hill, for mission specialist David Brown; Chawla Hill (mission specialist Kalpana Chawla); Clark Hill (mission specialist Laurel Clark); Husband Hill (mission commander Rick Husband); McCool Hill (pilot Willie McCool); and Ramon Hill (mission specialist Ilan Ramon).

Read more. [Image: NASA/JPL/Cornell]

So cool. 

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    My Dad was friends with Rick Husband. I met him once, but was too young to remember. This is a fantastic idea.
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