Bringing Columbia Home

Bringing Columbia Home

Constant Wonder

The First Man in Space

Episode: The First Man in Space

  • May 6, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 12:58 mins

On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry, killing all seven astronauts aboard and scattering debris over rural areas in East Texas. What followed after is the incredible story of community involvement and an outpouring of support from all kinds of people as NASA worked to bring Columbia home. Guests: Mike Leinbach, NASA’s final Space Shuttle Launch Director at the Kennedy Space Center; Jonathan Ward, author, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and executive coach at the Center for Creative Leadership. Both are co-authors of “Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew”