Skip to comments.
[AP SCOOP] Space Shuttle Columbia Will Be Visible In San Francisco Area (6AM Pacific)
Posted on 02/01/2003 5:38:08 AM PST by leadpenny
Space Shuttle Columbia is in a decent for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will pass over the San Francisco Area around 6:00 AM Pacific Time. Route will take the Shuttle over Las Vegas, Flagstaff, etc. NASA has still not decided which runway will be used. Landing will be at 9:16 AM Eastern.
TOPICS: Announcements; Breaking News; Front Page News; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Florida; US: Louisiana; US: Nevada; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: classicthreads; columbia; columbiatragedy; disaster; eyewitnesses; feb12003; gratthreads; nasa; newsscoop; orbit; scoopedtheworld; shuttle; shuttletragedy; spaceshuttle; sts107
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-50, 51-100, 101-150, 151-200 ... 351-367 next last
Heads up on the Left Coast.
posted on 02/01/2003 5:38:08 AM PST
Actually, I believe the Shuttle will cross the California coast a little before 6 Pacific.
posted on 02/01/2003 5:39:58 AM PST
I'm watching on NASA TV but I believe you can also watch at nasa.gov
Just north of Hawaii now
posted on 02/01/2003 5:42:14 AM PST
As I write this, the Shuttle should be re-entering the atmosphere of the planet "Earth."
posted on 02/01/2003 5:42:30 AM PST
('Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens')
We can only hope.
posted on 02/01/2003 5:44:36 AM PST
You were right on - on that call.
posted on 02/01/2003 5:46:35 AM PST
5:51-5:55 will be the times visible over San Francisco area.
posted on 02/01/2003 5:48:32 AM PST
This sucker might still be glowing as it passes the cost?
posted on 02/01/2003 5:49:57 AM PST
I am up and in vegas. Sounds like I better put some shorts and a t-shirt on and go outside to watch.
posted on 02/01/2003 5:53:10 AM PST
Just a few minutes away from you.
45 miles overhead just to the north of you.
Supposed to be passing by around 8:03 here in Dallas.
Getting ready to check it out.
Wicked!!!! I was just in time to see it streak across leaving a white trail.
posted on 02/01/2003 5:57:29 AM PST
To: ken in texas
Hope you have clear skies.
Was it glowing at all?
It came from just north just like you said. I was out looking already. As soon as I read the time it hits SF and touchdown time I knew I better hurry up.
That is on the list of cooler things I have ever seen.
posted on 02/01/2003 6:00:44 AM PST
15 minutes to touchdown. Heads up north of New Orleans.
It wasnt a glow that spread back like a comet but it must have been "on fire" because it was bright and big.
posted on 02/01/2003 6:03:35 AM PST
Back in 68 or 69 I stepped out of my BOQ room at Ft. Rucker Alabama just in time to see an orange ball cross from west to east over the Gulf of Mexico. A few minutes later the capsule splashed down in the Atlantic. Glad you got to see this one.
Perfectly clear... what a sight!!!!!
little commo problem right now.
Still no UHF commo. They gotta have back up.
Seven minutes to touchdown.
Dang. Found this article at 6:03!
posted on 02/01/2003 6:10:41 AM PST
No commo for the last 11 minutes. Five minutes to touchdown
Don't know if anyone is watching NASA TV but it is awfully quiet.
By now there would have been cameras on the Shuttle.
Don't know about the controllers but my pulse is going up.
They are still seeking traking data. Going to contingency procedures.
posted on 02/01/2003 6:15:23 AM PST
folks we are at touchdown. Something is wrong.
An unsettling quiet. I hope all is well.
What is going on?
Hope they find them soon.
posted on 02/01/2003 6:16:24 AM PST
No radar track either. Hope everything is alright and this is only a technical SNAFU. Should be visible from the Cape by now.
Everyone, check the networks.
To: ken in texas