Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2015 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Chronicling Space Shuttle Columbia through Digital Archives
Corrie Marsh

Last modified: 2015-03-17

Abstract


Twelve years ago, on February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over East Texas and Louisiana.  This presentation will highlight how the Stephen F. Austin State University community was a key member of the search and recovery operations following the disaster.

The Center for Digital Scholarship created digital documentation for the remembrances of University participants. Research, geospatial mapping, first responder accounts, artwork, images, and personal commentaries have been captured digitally to provide lasting resources for the study of the NASA Space Shuttle Program that ended in 2011.


Keywords


digital archives; space shuttle columbia; oral histories; nasa

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