Feb 01 2003

STATEMENT OF SENATOR RICHARD C. SHELBY ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today commented on the loss of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia:

“The loss of the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia is a national tragedy. I join with the Bush Administration and the entire nation in offering my sincerest condolences to the families and friends of Rick Husband, William McCool, Ilan Ramon, Michael Anderson, Laurel Clark, David Brown, and Kalpana Chawla. These brave astronauts and all of their grieving loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.”