Jim Banke is a veteran communicator whose work spans more than 25 years as an aerospace journalist, writer, producer, consultant, analyst and project manager. His space writing career began in 1984 as a student journalist, writing for the student newspaper at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, The Avion. His written work can be found at Florida Today and Space.com. He has also hosted live launch commentary for a local Space Coast radio station, WMMB-AM, and discussed current events in space on his one-hour radio program "Space Talk with Jim Banke" from 2009-2013.
See the timeline of events relating to the shuttle Columbia tragedy and investigation.
The Columbia debris will be carefully stored and made available for scientific research.
NASA lost communication with space shuttle Columbia and the orbiter did not appear in the skies over Central Florida.
See questions and answers about the Columbia Accident Investigation Board's (CAIB) final report.
Following 16 days of intense, around-the-clock science research the seven-member Columbia crew on Friday shut down experiments.
A trio of new records were achieved during shuttle Columbia's marathon research mission
Temperatures within the Spacehab laboratory inside space shuttle Columbia are running higher than normal.
Three days into shuttle Columbia's 16-day mission, and the crew is reporting all is well.
Payload specialist Ilan Ramon will make history as Israel's first astronaut aboard shuttle Columbia.
Astronauts and flight controllers responsible for space shuttle Columbia's upcoming mission said they are ready to go.