Columbia ..gone

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  1. GREEKRAGE

    GREEKRAGE Guest

    Another dark day for human history...:sigh:

    Though a full report hasnt been released its obvious that the worst has happened.

    My heartfelt sympathies to those lost and to their families.

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    READ ABOUT IT HERE
     
  2. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Damn !

    Oh man, oh man, oh man!!!! NO!!!!! May they rest easy and their famies be comforted, this truly sucks!
     
  3. jp306

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    Wow.....I'm in total shock....This Sucks:tears:
     
  4. shortstuff

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    This is a sad day!

    This is a very sad day. May God be with the families in their time of mourning. My thoughts and prayers go out to them. :( :tears:
     
  5. sinjin

    sinjin the last samurai

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    there was an israeli on board....let the conspiracies begin.
     
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    Necrosis Well-Known Member

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    I was totally in disbelief when I seen this report here....


    I figured they would of used the special escape system if there would of been any problems. It really makes me remember when I was in elementary school and seen the Challenger. I hope they figure out what happened and why. However, thinking about the age of the shuttle and how easily so many things can go wrong. I hate to say it but it probably is in part to human error....which cost human lives.

    My prays and sympathies goes out to their families.
     
  7. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    There was also..

    ...a bit of foam that clipped one of the wings on take off...but NASA had determined it did no damage and posed no threat.
     
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    God bless our Astronauts and thier families.The work they do benifits the whole world.
    What a terrible thing to happen to such wonderful brave people.
     
  9. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    I offer my thoughts and prayers, too....especially for the family and friends of the crewmembers.


    As to the age of the shuttle: They are reporting that each of the shuttles is certified for 100 missions. This was Columbia's 28th....well below the threshold for retirement.

    HOWEVER, this will likely highlight the take off incident where something came off the external fuel tank and hit the shuttle. It may have been more serious than anyone could have determined. Personally, I'm somewhat surprised there wasn't a spacewalk ordered to investigate that.



    Dyre Straits
     
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    It was Feb. 27 I think when the Challenger blew up on launch years ago. I feel for the families of all these brave people.
     
  11. Leechmo

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    Truely a sad day for the families of everyone involved.
    Our hearts go out to them all.

    There's a News Conference at 11:30 EST from the space centre.
     
  12. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    January 28, 17 years ago.


    Link: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/challengr.htm


    Dyre Straits
     
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    Frodo301 Outraged

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    :tears:

    Taken from a poem by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
     
  14. David

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    Very ,very sad indeed......... My hearts go out to the familys.

    [​IMG] :eek: :wtf:
     
  15. sacrilius

    sacrilius Evil Je$ter

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    Couldn't believe what i was reading at first, then immediately thought sabotage.:tears:
     
  16. Falstaff

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    god rest their souls

    I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Brown, spent many hours just shooting the breeze and listening to him discuss his ambitions and plans, he gave me some solace, and told me a little about his career, he was remarkable, personable and intelligent, a shock to me, but he must have had the right stuff...
     
  17. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

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    It almost definitely wasn't sabotage - the explosion was 200,000 miles up, still practically in space - 200,000 miles is about 25x the width of the earth, so it would take some serious stuff to make it blow up from the ground or the air, and if it was done from within, then why didn't it blow up at liftoff?
     
  18. Falstaff

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    probably a heat tile

    Heat tile, people, heat tile, keeps the surface of the flying parts cool, but could account for tremendous disruption in control, when drag is created after a tile loss, I am old enough to remember tile loss on previous shuttle missions, how about yall
     
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    toddsmack2k It Never.....

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    My thoughs and prayers are with those families
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member

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    I think you need to knock a few zeros off there Toshiro!
    It is absolutely tragic news but, once the cause is known, it should make it safer for future astronauts. :sigh:
     

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