http://www.msnbc.com/news/857733.asp?0cv=CA01


SPACE CENTER, Houston, Feb. 1 — The space shuttle Columbia exploded over central Texas on Saturday soon after reentering the atmosphere en route to a landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NBC Dallas affiliate KXAS reported. Video images obtained by the station showed the doomed shuttle descending at a severe trajectory and breaking apart as it plummeted to Earth. Officials in Texas dispatched search and rescue teams to the town of Palestine, southwest of Waco, the presumed point of impact. NASA, not yet confirming a disaster, announced it would hold a news conference at 11:30 ET.

MSNBC is showing video footage which shows the space shuttle breaking into peices and streaking across the sky...