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.
SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI WILL BE THE COMMANDER OF THE ISS ‣
AstroSamantha will become the first European astronaut in command of the International Space Station MORE...