(CNN)Here's a look at the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003, the Columbia breaks up upon re-entry during mission STS-107, killing all seven crew members. It was the second loss of a shuttle in 113 shuttle flights.
Space Shuttle Columbia, the first re-useable spacecraft, was the oldest in the shuttle fleet. It completed 27 missions; STS 107 was its 28th mission.
Michael Anderson, Payload Commander - December 25, 1959-February 1, 2003 (age 43). Born in Plattsburg, New York (but considered Spokane, Washington his hometown), Anderson was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and logged over 211 hours in space during his first space flight aboard the Shuttle Endeavour. He was the third African-American astronaut to die in the line of duty. He is survived by wife, Sandra, and two children.
November 7, 1977 - Final assembly of the shuttle begins.