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#1 Enmar

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 08:33 PM

Godeskian, on Feb. 05 2003,10:24, said:

There was a picture in the Metro newsppaer yesterday of the shuttle fromm orbit taken by Ramon, it does show a pair of gashes on the left wing.
I saw this picture too. It is the left wing, but from top. The impact was below the wing and NASA claims that the shuttle doesn't have any equipment that could take a photo of that area.


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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:46 AM

Just got kicked off the net and had to re-boot.  As I brought up my browser, a Yahoo headline caught my eye.  Minutes before it's scheduled landing in Florida (8 AM Central Time), NASA lost contact with the shuttle Columbia.  Please pray for the crew that they will have a safe landing?  It was just seventeen years ago this week that we lost another crew of brave men and women.  Please God - not again.

I'm actually in tears right now - I'm going to go glue myself to the tv to find out what has happened.

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#3 Bad Wolf

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:50 AM

Oh man.

I hope they're okay.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:56 AM

It's still on the news now, even though they're not being very helpful.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:57 AM

No they aren't.

I think US news sucks.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 09:59 AM

At times it can, this is one of those times.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:03 AM

and those cheesy nbc *^&%%&s.  I mean how can they start talking terrorism in the same breath that they are saying it's premature.

It's irresponsible I tell you.   :angry:

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:05 AM

I know, I hope that this is just a true mishap, and hopefully everyone is okay.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:06 AM

Una Salus Lillius, on Feb. 01 2003,17:03, said:

and those cheesy nbc *^&%%&s. I mean how can they start talking terrorism in the same breath that they are saying it's premature.

It's irresponsible I tell you. :angry:
I think they're just trying to despell that rumor, before it gets started.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:07 AM

This is not looking good, guys. :(

The BBC are currently reporting that multiple vapour trails were seen in the skies above Texas where only one is normally seen when a shuttle comes in to land. NASA has started various search-and-rescue missions around Dallas and Fort Worth.

Breaking news - NASA has just said that there is no chance that the shuttle could have made a successful landing.....

My thoughts are with the families of the astronauts at the moment, and I'm sure that I am not alone here.

I think that this just emphasises that going into space is still a very risky business, and should not be regarded as a routine event.


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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:09 AM

CBS is doing a better job than NBC.  They have an eye witness.

You know I don't EVER get up this early on a Saturday and at about 6 (pacific) I just woke up.

:(

Some people are talking about how the crew cabin could have detached and they were mostly through the heat and some of them could have made it.

I sure hope so.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:10 AM

My thoughts are with the families and astronauts on board. Hopefully we will find out more soon. Until then hopefully they can do a search and rescue.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:14 AM

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CBS is doing a better job than NBC.  They have an eye witness.

Thanks Lil, I'm going to go take a look.

My mother woke me up to see this, I was still in bed, I usually sleep in on saturdays.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:19 AM

9:17 AM..Columbia is gone..debris falling over east Texas..


One hour , 17 minutes ago..picutres coming out of a Dallas news camera.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:38 AM

Residents under the flight path, in Dallas, north east Texas area report a "loud bang" at the time Mission control lost contact with Columbia.  reports say that there was no unusual telemetry prior to the loss of contact.  there was a comment of two about an an oddity in tire pressure..but that is, at this time, apparently considered as to having anything to do with the breakup of the shuttle.

SAR teams in Dallas have been put on alert, and residents are being advised to stay away from any debris due to the health dangers the fuel used poses.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:39 AM

Yeah - I just saw the video footage.  That does not look good.  I doubt there could be any survivors if the shuttle broke up at 50 miles.  I wonder if we'll ever find out what happened?  D**n.  At times like this I almost hate the American news service.  I'd almost rather not know....  Seeing it over and over again is bad enough for us - imagine what those poor families will go through in the next few weeks.  That was one of the worst things about the Challenger explosion - reporters swarmed the family members as the tragedy happened and shoved mics in their faces to get "eye witness" reactions.  They will be in my prayers, as will the astronauts.
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:47 AM

The family members were all gathered at Flordia to greet the shuttle upon landing.

I am just sitting here shaking and praying of those aboard.

Though I know that there is no hope...

May the Divine hold them safe...

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:48 AM

Those poor astronauts, my prayers go out to them and their families.  :(
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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:50 AM

Another sad day to be alive...I hate how my life is marked with all these events.

My prayers go out.  Since that really is all I can do.

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 10:52 AM

I had just gotten up and turned on the TV to catch some news, when I saw the report on Fox News that NASA had lost ocntact with the shuttle.  Then I cam down here to my computer and logged.  In a couple of minutes my wife called me back upstairs with the comments about the coverage...... and I began to get that sick feeling that this was more than serious.

This is unreal.....

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