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Drought exposes Columbia debris in Lake Nacogdoches
mysanantonio.com ^ | 2 Aug 2011 | Eric Berger

Posted on 08/02/2011 6:11:56 PM PDT by smokingfrog

The state's worst drought since the 1950s has led to the recovery in East Texas of a large piece of debris from space shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated over there nearly a decade ago.

Officials in Nacogdoches made the discovery Friday as waters in Lake Nacogdoches receded during a relentless drought that began last October.

“The lower water level has exposed a larger than normal area on the northern side of the lake,” said Nacogdoches Police Department Sgt. Greg Sowell.

The Nacogdoches officials sent photos to NASA and the space agency confirmed the debris on Tuesday as a fuel tank that was part of the shuttle's electrical power system.

“It's been awhile since we've had something this large found from Columbia,” said Lisa Malone, a NASA spokeswoman.

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: columbia; shuttle; spaceshuttle

This 4-feet in diameter sphere found was found in Lake Nacogdoches, Texas on Monday, as a drought has lowered the water level. The container-like object is likely from space shuttle Columbia

1 posted on 08/02/2011 6:11:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog; KevinDavis

Ping...
(Spent three weeks in Hemphill and surrounding areas searching...)


2 posted on 08/02/2011 6:17:09 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back." JB Williams, Patriot U)
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To: smokingfrog

Looks to me like it’s already hatched. I’d be looking for whatever crawled out of it.


3 posted on 08/02/2011 6:20:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: mcmuffin

Don’t worry. It will show up on Ebay in a few days.

Do I hear $100.00??


4 posted on 08/02/2011 6:20:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: smokingfrog

Is Mel Brooks missing one of his “Spaceballs”?


5 posted on 08/02/2011 6:21:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: PAR35

Obama


6 posted on 08/02/2011 6:21:25 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ELS; TheOldLady; Vaquero; originalbuckeye; Kevmo; LuvFreeRepublic; ...



7 posted on 08/02/2011 6:23:30 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS)
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To: smokingfrog
A prop from "Cowboys vs Aliens."

Beam me up Scotty!

8 posted on 08/02/2011 6:26:14 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s definitely a pod from The Body Snatchers. No question.

Has anyone said you just don’t seem yourself lately? You might not be yourself!


9 posted on 08/02/2011 6:28:28 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s a big honkin’ bird egg.


10 posted on 08/02/2011 6:37:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: count-your-change

The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.

‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I—I hardly know, sir, just at present— at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.’

‘What do you mean by that?’ said the Caterpillar sternly. ‘Explain yourself!’

‘I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir’ said Alice, ‘because I’m not myself, you see.’

‘I don’t see,’ said the Caterpillar.


11 posted on 08/02/2011 6:40:15 PM PDT by null and void (Day 922. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: null and void

Yes, I’ve heard ole Lewis Carroll wasn’t quite what he seemed.


12 posted on 08/02/2011 6:45:27 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: smokingfrog

Well I’ll be danged. It was one of those things that melted all my weapons.

I thought it was a meteor, but turns out it was the feds.


13 posted on 08/02/2011 6:47:27 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: smokingfrog

Dang, so that’s what tore up my outboard prop! I’ll just send NASA a bill on “Muhammed’s Marine Engine Repair” letterhead.


14 posted on 08/02/2011 6:49:51 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: count-your-change

I’m almost never myself. What’s so odd about that?


15 posted on 08/02/2011 6:51:10 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: davetex

Danged space pod thing!!

New tag line.

Thanks Smokingfrog.


16 posted on 08/02/2011 6:51:10 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: count-your-change

At least he liked girls...


17 posted on 08/02/2011 6:53:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 922. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: davetex

18 posted on 08/02/2011 7:21:00 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog; Jim Robinson; John Robinson

Free Republic was documentably the first place where the Columbia disaster was reported. As I remember, a FReeper watching in CA (or somewhere out West) commented on how the re-entry didn’t look right.

It is quite a shame that we could not reliably do that now for the world at large, as the timestamp clock has been off ~15 minutes for ages.


19 posted on 08/02/2011 7:28:30 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: smokingfrog; SouthTexas; NYTexan

Looks like a extra large Puff Ball mushroom...


20 posted on 08/02/2011 8:52:27 PM PDT by tubebender (The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some very good ideas)
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To: PAR35

ahahahahahaha


21 posted on 08/02/2011 9:27:36 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: null and void

I keep hearing Maurice Chevalier in the background when I see Alice....


22 posted on 08/02/2011 9:33:48 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

I think of Oingo Boingo when I think of Lewis Carroll...


23 posted on 08/02/2011 9:38:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 922. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: TheOldLady

Depends on who you are when you’re not yourself.


24 posted on 08/02/2011 10:06:29 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: null and void

Good thing you spelled that ‘cause I know you can’t pronounce it.


25 posted on 08/02/2011 10:12:09 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: smokingfrog

Rest in peace.

26 posted on 08/02/2011 10:12:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.' - -John Adams)
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To: count-your-change

I take it you are not familiar with that particular band?


27 posted on 08/02/2011 10:20:16 PM PDT by null and void (Day 922. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: EternalVigilance
As Ronald Reagan said in the wake of the Challenger disaster; they "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."
28 posted on 08/02/2011 10:29:04 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: null and void
You take it correctly. I hear someone has a big hit and I've never heard of them. My computer has “sample” music on it but to me it sounds like roosters trying to sing or obscure Klingon death chants.
29 posted on 08/02/2011 10:38:52 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Here's the thread:

[AP SCOOP] Space Shuttle Columbia Will Be Visible In San Francisco Area (6AM Pacific)

I remember when the thread started, then later seeing Fox showing the runway with the graphic saying the shuttle was overdue. I knew it was destroyed. It either shows up on time or not at all.

30 posted on 08/02/2011 11:03:58 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: count-your-change

How should I know? It is not I. ;-p


31 posted on 08/03/2011 7:45:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

Ya got me there! This is becoming far too intellectual for me.


32 posted on 08/03/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

LOL! Nice exit from a quickly degrading conversation. I’ll have to try that one sometime. ;-)


33 posted on 08/03/2011 8:00:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: count-your-change

Yeah, that’s them...

Anyway they had a song titled ‘little girls’.

I love little girls they make me feel so good
I love little girls they make me feel so bad
When they’re around they make me feel
Like I’m the only guy in town
I love little girls they make me feel so good

>big snip<

And I don’t care what people say
And I don’t care what people think
And I don’t care how we look walking down the street


34 posted on 08/03/2011 9:05:51 AM PDT by null and void (Day 923. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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