Laura Bush Speeches & Audio

George W. Bush on the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

(4) tv-pg

George W. Bush on the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

(4 min) tv-pg

On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia was 16 minutes away from touchdown after completing its 28th mission when a damaged heat protection tile caused the shuttle to incinerate, killing all seven crew members. Later that day, President George W. Bush informs the nation about the terrible disaster.