US FLAGS ARE LOWERED TO HALF STAFF AT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT.
U.S. flags surrounding the Washington Monument are lowered to fly at
half-staff in honor of the astronauts killed in the Space Shuttle
Columbia disaster, February 1, 2003. The space shuttle Columbia broke
up in the skies over Texas on Saturday, killing all seven astronauts on
board in what NASA and President Bush called a national tragedy.