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We, the crew of Starbase Templar would like to say that we still remember the tragedy that befell the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia. This tragedy has affected us all in some way. It is with heart-felt sympathy that we put up this memorial on our ship's website.

A lot has happened in the year since the Columbia tragedy, most notably NASA has grounded its fleet of space shuttles. The investigation is ongoing, but we know that the crew of the Columbia would have been proud of NASA's accomplishments since their deaths; namely the deployment of the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

In a move of further memoriam, several of our shuttles have been renamed to those of some of the Columbia crew, as well as the Columbia herself. As well, we have dedicated two shuttles to be named after the Mars Rovers.