News Releases for Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span> (EM-3172)

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Friday, March 14, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Six weeks after February 1, when President Bush designated the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the lead federal agency in the Columbia Space Shuttle response and recovery...
Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Obligations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the State of Texas and the State of Louisiana to reimburse local governments for eligible costs involved in responding...
Monday, March 10, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Good weather produced excellent shuttle material recovery conditions as more than 2,500 interagency searchers covered more than 11,400 acres and retrieved about 974 items Monday,...
Thursday, March 6, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Since mid-February, when the first interagency crews began searching for shuttle materials, an average of 3,000 searchers a day have covered more than 103,000 acres and found about 22...
Thursday, March 6, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- As of March 5, 2003, 64 residents from Virginia have joined the interagency task force searching for Columbia shuttle material in Texas, according to recovery officials today. "...
Thursday, March 6, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- As of March 5, 2003, 632 Texas residents are working with the interagency task force searching for Columbia shuttle material, according to recovery officials today. "We are...
Wednesday, March 5, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- More than $332,000 has been obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the State of Louisiana to reimburse local governments for eligible costs involved in...
Tuesday, March 4, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- More than $245,000 has been obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the State of Texas to reimburse local governments for eligible costs involved in responding...
Monday, March 3, 2003 - 00:00
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA) continue seeking the assistance of individuals, foresters, farmers and landowners from...
Saturday, March 1, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- NASA is still seeking additional help from Texas news media and the public along the flight path of the Space Shuttle Columbia who may have images or first-hand reports of shuttle...
Saturday, March 1, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Saturday, March 1, marks the one-month anniversary of the Columbia shuttle tragedy and efforts to recover shuttle materials have progressed well, recovery officials said today. "We have...
Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The western and eastern most boundaries of confirmed Columbia Shuttle debris continues to be in an area from near Littlefield, Texas to the west and Fort Polk, Louisiana to the east,...
Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Ice and sleet kept Corsicana crews camp bound and Palestine crews returned at midday because of worsening weather in their area Tuesday, but Nacogdoches and Hemphill crews were able to...
Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The search for Columbia shuttle debris continues to intensify as more than 3,000 searchers representing 38 states trek daily through fields, forests and farm lands attempting to find...
Monday, February 24, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- With 155 crews from 38 states searching to find shuttle debris in East Texas, the Incident Command System's effort is now one of the largest interagency mobilization efforts in one...
Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, Interagency crews from base camps in Nacogdoches, Hemphill and Palestine are working in much-improved weather conditions this weekend in their search for Columbia shuttle material. "The crews...
Friday, February 21, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- NASA continues to encourage farmers, ranchers and forest industries from California to Louisiana to be alert for possible shuttle debris as they begin spring operations. "There is no...
Friday, February 21, 2003 - 00:00
Related Links • NASA Web Site Lufkin, TX -- Shuttle debris recovery operations are nearing peak staffing. Crews will be searching affected areas that include parts of Ellis, Navarro, Cherokee,...
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The general public continues to respond to requests from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Division of Emergency...
Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- As Space Shuttle Columbia recovery activities continue, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Environmental...

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