ONE THIRD OF COLUMBIA RECOVERED

00:03 17 Apr 2003

More than 70,000 pieces of the space shuttle Columbia have been recovered in three months of searching in east Texas following the February 1 tragedy that claimed the lives of seven astronauts, NASA said Wednesday.
The pieces collected, weighing a total of 35.3 tonnes or about 37 percent of the total, have been transported to a hangar at Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, Florida, where engineers are trying to piece it together.

There hasn’t been much news on this lately. Pretty impressive that they’ve recovered so much, though. From SpaceDaily.com.