Dry conditions in East Texas have revealed wreckage from the space shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated upon reentry over the Lone Star State in 2003. It appears a “tank for holding cryogenic hydrogen” landed in Lake Nacogdoches. During the drought, the lake’s diminishing water level revealed the tank.
Columbia was the first shuttle to launch into space. Click the player below to see video of that first launch and landing from April 1981.