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Space Shuttle Columbia Accident


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some of the things they were doing up in space were just common space experiments. they had ants up there, etc. What gets me is all these people picking up the parts that fell back to earth. let them be!! call police let them reconstruct what they can so they can find out what went wrong, and sick S.O.B. that tries and sells one of their found pieces on Ebay or something like that should get their head ripped off.

 

 

My prayers go out to their loved once.

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After re-entry at "critical mass" [the point where the shuttle encounters the highest temperatures--over 3000*--NASA Control lost Columbia--they disappeared off

radar and all communication was lost--"Black Out"--16 minutes before touch down.

The shuttle was travelling in excess of 12,500 miles per hour--18 times faster than

sound--at an altitude of 40 miles. Control informed the captain of warning signals and [possible] malfunctions, of which the captain was affirming.....but silence after 1 second

of his transmission. Witnesses said they heard a Sonic Boom, then all they saw was light disintergrating into smaller peices followed by trails of smoke stretching miles across the morning sky. For two hours debris continued to fall onto several parts of Texas and other surrounding states. There was no possible way for anyone to survive....after re-entry the

shuttle has no "back up plan"......it's a one shot deal. The astronauts all knew the

consequences, risks and dangers.....and yet they went on to represent America doing

what they loved and dreamed...... May they and their families find peace, and remain within peace....

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