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preface from Columbia album

I didn’t know them. I didn’t know their names, or that they had been in space for sixteen days, or that they were called the “STS-107” crew, or even what “STS” meant. But I was sitting next to my piano on the morning of February 1st, 2003 when I heard the news…

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Hangar Doors (Rollout)

There must be a day, I imagine,
when a great ship is finally
born to the world…
a day unlike all the others.

The sound of horns is in the air,
calling all the people…

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Payload

Got to keep going
got to keep going
keep up the pace
what’s the next step to do
look at the checklist
look at the checklist
check it again
all must be perfect.

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Microgravity

They speak of it
reluctantly,
the astronauts of few who admit
to the sensations
and frustrations
of the first days
in weightlessness:

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Kalpana

Born from humble roots in Karnal, India, Kalpana Chawla travelled one of the longest and hardest roads to become an American astronaut. Though small in stature, she became hugely known the world over as “Kalpana” or “K.C.”, the Indian girl who against all odds wanted to become an aerospace engineer, the Indian girl who wanted to fly and explore and who persevered to make it happen.

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