April 23, 2004

More on the 361 photos at the Memory Hole.

NASA says that around 70 of the 361 photos of US war dead obtained by the Memory Hole actually show astronauts from the Columbia space shuttle:

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.

It would have been nice if NASA had said which 18 rows.

Posted by Magpie at April 23, 2004 11:21 PM | Iraq | Technorati links |