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Space Shuttle Victims Mistaken as Iraq Deaths

Quoting this news release from NASA:

Many news organizations across the country are mistakenly identifying the flag-draped caskets of the Space Shuttle Columbia's crew as those of war casualties from Iraq.

Editors are being asked to confirm that the images used in news reports are in fact those of American casualties and not those of the NASA astronauts who were killed Feb.1, 2003, in the Columbia tragedy.

An initial review of the images featured on the Internet site www.thememoryhole.org shows that more than 18 rows of images from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware are actually photographs of honors rendered to Columbia's seven astronauts.

The images in question are mirrored here as thememoryhole.org is getting pummeled with traffic.

On a related note, George W. ordered these photos not released, but he's still moved by them. Can you tell its an election year? Thanks Barney for the tip.

Posted by Jake on 04/25/04 @ 12:34 PM
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