History Was Changed Forever When The Columbia Space Shuttle Crashed Over This Tiny East Texas Town

There are several small towns in Texas where big things happened – some positive, and others unbelievably tragic. Hemphill, a small town of just over 1,300 nestled deep in the East Texas Piney Woods, would fall into the latter group after the fateful day of February 1, 2003. On that morning, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon atmospheric reentry, with many of the largest pieces of debris crashing down in and around the town.

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Address: Hemphill, TX 75948, USA