It was launched on January 16th, 2003; while returning to atmosphere, the Columbia Space Shuttle got destroyed due to a damage to the thermal shield at the vehicle departure. The entire crew died. 11 experiments promoted by the ASI were aboard.
International Partners Advance Cooperation with First Signings of the Artemis Accords ‣
International cooperation on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program is taking a step forward today with the signing of the Artemis Accords between NASA and several partner countries MORE...