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To: WorkingClassFilth
I remember sitting and watching that thread all night reports of debris from Freepers in its path..NASA was saying nothing could have gone wrong that far out..sadly they were wrong
4 posted on 01/31/2013 8:32:18 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

Yeah, I remember reading of veteran Shuttle reentry viewers watching, and knowing from the color of the Shuttle reentry heating that something was very wrong. Sent chills reading of that.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 9:02:51 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: montanajoe

On an earlier Endeavor night landing approach over East Texas I watched the most spectacular light show of a lifetime. As Endeavor came across at about 500,000 feet very bright, with a sonic boom and its ionized trail hung in the sky for at least 2 minutes. Our place was about 50 miles north of the track.

Every flight afterwards I would try to watch the landing. I had not previously been able to see much trail from a daylight landing, but curiously that day several slower tracks were seen overhead as NASA Channel showed the landing path and it was obvious this was not a normal landing. After a minute or two you could hear the desparation from NASA as they could not find Columbia on radar or on the landing strip at KSC.

That sight I will never forget. Their last ride must have been wild and like watching a train wreck from the train in slo mo.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 9:03:57 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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