On February 1, 2003, people around the world watching the Space Shuttle Columbia
return to earth were horrified as the shuttle broke-up on re-entry. All seven astronauts onboard were killed, and the remains of the shuttle left a trail of debris from North Texas to Louisiana. NASA
immediately set about the daunting task of recovering the pieces of the Space Shuttle, and have continued to do so as pieces are unearthed.
The recent drought in Texas has caused water levels to drop across the state, which has revealed a piece of American history resting on the bottom of lake. In the East Texas city of Nacogdoches
, NASA has confirmed that a part of Columbia
has been discovered. The piece of debris is a power reactant storage and distribution system
(PRSD), which looks like a badly battered disco ball.