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.
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