File photo of space shuttle Columbia during liftoff on its final flight from Cape Canaveral.
File photo showing the space shuttle Columbia during lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 16, 2003. Columbia carried a crew of seven, including Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli to travel on the space shuttle during it's 16-day and final mission. February 1, 2005 marks the second anniversary since the orbiter broke apart in the skies over Texas, killing the crew of seven astronauts. Columbia broke up as it re-entered the atmosphere because of damage to the leading edge of the left wing. NASA officials have said the space shuttle fleet could fly again by next May. Eileen Collins, 48, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force will lead a five-man, one-woman crew, scheduled to spend 13 days in space aboard the space shuttle Discovery. The mission, marking NASA's return to manned space flights, is slated to deliver critical gear to the international space station. Picture taken January 16, 2003. REUTERS/Karl Ronstrom/FILE PP05050209 JLS/GN