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Columbia explodes on re-entry

- Unknown failure in left wing
- Ilan Ramon, first Israeli astronaut, onboard
- Seven crewmembers onboard
- debris field spread over east Texas and Louisiana
- Guy at Tahoe claims he saw heavy sparks coming shuttle as it passed over CA
- First ever mishap on re-entry in entire history of NASA
- Attention focusing on piece of foam that struck left wing on take-off

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