Texas Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia (EM-3171)

Incident period: February 1, 2003
Emergency Declaration declared on February 1, 2003

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February 1, 2003
News Release
Washington, DC -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been designated as the lead federal agency for the search, find, and secure efforts in response to the loss of space shuttle Columbia. Michael Brown, Deputy Director of FEMA and Acting Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, will lead FEMA's efforts.


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