Space Shuttle Columbia http://redriverradio.org en Gary Borders: NASA still amazes and inspires, even in its diminished state http://redriverradio.org/post/gary-borders-nasa-still-amazes-and-inspires-even-its-diminished-state <p>Commentator Gary Borders can’t quell his fascination with NASA and the space shuttle program. It’s a passion that grew out of boyhood experiences.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Gary Borders 43891 at http://redriverradio.org Gary Borders: NASA still amazes and inspires, even in its diminished state East Texas poet to recite his elegy to fallen astronauts http://redriverradio.org/post/east-texas-poet-recite-his-elegy-fallen-astronauts <p>Ten years after the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over East Texas, many communities are hosting exhibits and memorial services. NASA is holding a public memorial service at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On the fateful morning in 2003, NASA’s James Hartsfield narrated the scene.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:48:18 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 23035 at http://redriverradio.org East Texas poet to recite his elegy to fallen astronauts Gary Borders: On covering the Columbia disaster, the local angle http://redriverradio.org/post/gary-borders-covering-columbia-disaster-local-angle <p>Commentator Gary Borders recalls the fateful day when the Space Shuttle Columbia rained down over East Texas.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Gary Borders 22998 at http://redriverradio.org Gary Borders: On covering the Columbia disaster, the local angle Hemphill, Texas, honors the Columbia crew and its legacy http://redriverradio.org/post/hemphill-texas-honors-columbia-crew-and-its-legacy <p>Events marking the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster are being held across East Texas. Three days of events are under way in Hemphill, Texas. Belinda Gay, president of the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee, said Columbia is part of the fabric of her life.&nbsp;She was a&nbsp;volunteer searcher for wreckage and&nbsp;a meal coordinator for thousands of recovery workers who descended on her town. She said the Columbia disaster brought the space program into focus for her.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:22:44 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 22993 at http://redriverradio.org Hemphill, Texas, honors the Columbia crew and its legacy