Coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy was a major effort
on the part of some amazing people... including our new Associate
Editor, Pete Combs and Contributor Rob Milford. After a non-stop
effort from early Saturday through now, we attempted to document
everything we knew about what happened to seven of our own brothers
and sisters as they journeyed home from an amazing adventure.
It was brutal, emotional work. We work a lot with astronauts and
other vital NASA staffers... the men and women of NASA are often
dear friends, and at the very least, valued acquaintances--so this
all hit very close to home. We offer our condolences to them all
and add our sincere admiration for what they do every day on behalf
of all mankind.
We've separated tonight's newsletter into two separate
editions... one devoted to all our coverage of the STS-107 tragedy
(starting with our latest stories and progressing to our first
report), and the other to the rest of our normal
DAILY coverage of aviation and aerospace news. I hope you
will find this weekend's coverage helpful, as well as further
evidence of ANN's immense commitment to being the single most
comprehensive and valued source of aviation and aerospace news
available to aviators everywhere.