HOUSTON — NASA said Thursday that Air Force forensics experts have positively identified the remains of all seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Columbia was destroyed Feb. 1.
The remains were found scattered among pieces of the Columbia's wreckage in central and East Texas.
They were taken to Dover Air Force Base, Del., where identities were confirmed through dental records and DNA tests.
NASA had previously confirmed the identification of Israeli air force Col. Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut. It has now confirmed finding the remains of the other crew members: Rick D. Husband, William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla and Laurel B. Clark.