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Sulla
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posted 02-01-2003 08:47 AM     Profile for Sulla   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
put the newa on

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Sulla
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posted 02-01-2003 08:50 AM     Profile for Sulla   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I'm no expert but by the looks of it, some film, it broke up on re-entry.

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posted 02-01-2003 08:52 AM     Profile for Donster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Oh NO! Thx for the heads up Sulla

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posted 02-01-2003 09:01 AM     Profile for Donster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
What a tragedy. May they rest in peace. S!

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posted 02-01-2003 09:45 AM     Profile for Stag     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
S! Columbia.

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Rodger Bilko
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posted 02-01-2003 09:50 AM     Profile for Rodger Bilko   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Salute! to those poor souls & their families
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posted 02-01-2003 09:51 AM     Profile for cobraj   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
holy shit! sorry Doug!

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Rodger Bilko
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posted 02-01-2003 09:57 AM     Profile for Rodger Bilko   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I hear there was damage caused on take-off. I wonder what significance this has.

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Sulla
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posted 02-01-2003 10:04 AM     Profile for Sulla   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Looked like, from the launch film, possibly chunks of ice may of hit the left wing, taking off some heat tiles. That leaves the possibility of exposure to re-entry heat and stress, maybe ripping the wing off, then tumble, then break up.

We'll see.

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posted 02-01-2003 10:13 AM     Profile for Bismarck   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
No, just No!!
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posted 02-01-2003 10:25 AM     Profile for manfromups     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
It goes to show that there is no such thing as a "routine" space flight. The risks each crew take are incalculable but in the service of a worthy, selfless cause. S! to all the missing and their families.

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cobraj
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posted 02-01-2003 11:03 AM     Profile for cobraj   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
We get so complacent..another tragedy so close to the anniversary of the challenger disaster...

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posted 02-01-2003 02:14 PM     Profile for Admin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
A tragedy.

The seven astronauts are in our prayers. As President Bush said, "The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth, yet we can pray that all are safely home."

S!

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tazfoster
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posted 02-01-2003 02:34 PM     Profile for tazfoster     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I don't know what to say.
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posted 02-01-2003 02:56 PM     Profile for Zhukov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
This is just so damned sad.

As a child of the 60's (watched the first moon landing at the age of 4), I find it to be such a tragedy.

S! to the valiant men and women who know the risks and still take them on as part of their duty.


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posted 02-01-2003 04:33 PM     Profile for JClark_1     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I heard about it this morning while at work on Mayport Naval Station. I thought immediately about the Challenger disaster. Such a crying damn shame....

Bugler...play Taps!

...to boldly go where no man has gone before....

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Gunny
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posted 02-01-2003 09:11 PM     Profile for Gunny     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
S!

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posted 02-02-2003 03:14 AM     Profile for Spectre_USA   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
A little something I whipped up, based on a skin by JerseyD, in memorium...

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Sulla
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posted 02-02-2003 08:40 AM     Profile for Sulla   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I sent an email yesterday to Spar Aeronautics, maker of the robotic arm, asking if they have given, or will give, any thought to developing a small, light, cheap (even disposable) camera (multi-spectral) equipped "walk-around" drone.

If the problem was spotted/spottable at the beginning, right after they've settled into orbit, NASA would have had a couple of weeks to come with a solution, even a rescue plan.

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posted 02-02-2003 12:39 PM     Profile for Groucho     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Hail, Columbia.

I had the good fortune of seeing her at Boeing Palmdale about four years ago while she was undergoing refit. I've marveled at the myriad of tiles while standing underneath Columbia, and remember thinking that these 2-3" thick tiles were the only things protecting her otherwise very conventional airframe, and her brave crew inside, from the brutal forces of re-entry.

What an amazing machine, and what sheer balls it must have taken to strap into her. Humanity has just lost seven of its finest members. May their memory inspire us all.

S!

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