NASA has confirmed the debris found in lake is from Shuttle Colu - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

NASA has confirmed the debris found in lake is from Shuttle Columbia

Eight years after the tragic loss of Space Shuttle Columbia, the investigation of the accident may be re-opened after new debris was located.

Low water levels in Lake Nacogdoches have lead investigators to locate a piece of debris which has been confirmed by NASA to be part of the space shuttle.  It is described as four feet across and filled with mud. Officials are still waiting on instructions from NASA on how to recover the object and send it to Florida's Vehicular Assembly Building where all the debris from Columbia is being kept.

You may recall that Columbia had local ties to two of the people who lost their lives in the tragic loss. Shuttle pilot Willie McCool graduated from Coronado High School and Commander Rick Husband was a graduate from Texas Tech.

©2011 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed 

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

    Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:17:31 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:17:31 GMT

    Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election.

    Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election.

  • Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit

    Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:17:06 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:17:06 GMT

    President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip, his agenda marked by elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip, his agenda marked by elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • 3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far

    3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:16:53 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:16:53 GMT

    Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home.

    Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home.

Powered by Frankly