This American flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol on February 1, 2003 as a tribute to the crew of STS-107, who died that day when the Space Shuttle Columbia was lost during re-entry at the end of their mission. It was donated to the Museum by Dennis Hastert, then Speaker of the House of Representatives, to honor the astronauts.
Image Number: WEB12229-2011
Credit: Image by Marcy Borger, National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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