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


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Heads up on the Left Coast.
1 posted on 02/01/2003 5:38:08 AM PST by leadpenny
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Actually, I believe the Shuttle will cross the California coast a little before 6 Pacific.
2 posted on 02/01/2003 5:39:58 AM PST by leadpenny
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I'm watching on NASA TV but I believe you can also watch at nasa.gov

Just north of Hawaii now
3 posted on 02/01/2003 5:42:14 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
As I write this, the Shuttle should be re-entering the atmosphere of the planet "Earth."
4 posted on 02/01/2003 5:42:30 AM PST by SamAdams76 ('Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens')
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To: SamAdams76
We can only hope.
5 posted on 02/01/2003 5:44:36 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: SamAdams76
You were right on - on that call.
6 posted on 02/01/2003 5:46:35 AM PST by leadpenny
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5:51-5:55 will be the times visible over San Francisco area.
7 posted on 02/01/2003 5:48:32 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
This sucker might still be glowing as it passes the cost?
8 posted on 02/01/2003 5:49:57 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
I am up and in vegas. Sounds like I better put some shorts and a t-shirt on and go outside to watch.
9 posted on 02/01/2003 5:53:10 AM PST by winodog
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To: winodog
Just a few minutes away from you.
10 posted on 02/01/2003 5:54:15 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: winodog
45 miles overhead just to the north of you.
11 posted on 02/01/2003 5:56:09 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Supposed to be passing by around 8:03 here in Dallas.

Getting ready to check it out.
12 posted on 02/01/2003 5:56:21 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: winodog
Wicked!!!! I was just in time to see it streak across leaving a white trail.
13 posted on 02/01/2003 5:57:29 AM PST by winodog
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To: ken in texas
Hope you have clear skies.
14 posted on 02/01/2003 5:57:55 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: winodog
Was it glowing at all?
15 posted on 02/01/2003 5:58:36 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
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.
thanks!
16 posted on 02/01/2003 6:00:44 AM PST by winodog
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15 minutes to touchdown. Heads up north of New Orleans.
17 posted on 02/01/2003 6:01:20 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
It wasnt a glow that spread back like a comet but it must have been "on fire" because it was bright and big.
18 posted on 02/01/2003 6:03:35 AM PST by winodog
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To: winodog
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.
19 posted on 02/01/2003 6:03:56 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Perfectly clear... what a sight!!!!!
20 posted on 02/01/2003 6:04:08 AM PST by ken in texas
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little commo problem right now.
21 posted on 02/01/2003 6:05:08 AM PST by leadpenny
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Still no UHF commo. They gotta have back up.
22 posted on 02/01/2003 6:07:35 AM PST by leadpenny
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Seven minutes to touchdown.
23 posted on 02/01/2003 6:08:16 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Dang. Found this article at 6:03!
24 posted on 02/01/2003 6:10:41 AM PST by Riley
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No commo for the last 11 minutes. Five minutes to touchdown
25 posted on 02/01/2003 6:11:16 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Riley
Sorry.
26 posted on 02/01/2003 6:12:04 AM PST by leadpenny
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Don't know if anyone is watching NASA TV but it is awfully quiet.
27 posted on 02/01/2003 6:13:10 AM PST by leadpenny
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By now there would have been cameras on the Shuttle.
28 posted on 02/01/2003 6:13:49 AM PST by leadpenny
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Don't know about the controllers but my pulse is going up.

They are still seeking traking data. Going to contingency procedures.
29 posted on 02/01/2003 6:15:07 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Contingency procedures.
30 posted on 02/01/2003 6:15:23 AM PST by don-o
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To: All
folks we are at touchdown. Something is wrong.
31 posted on 02/01/2003 6:15:48 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
An unsettling quiet. I hope all is well.
32 posted on 02/01/2003 6:15:50 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: leadpenny
What is going on?
33 posted on 02/01/2003 6:16:23 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Hope they find them soon.
34 posted on 02/01/2003 6:16:24 AM PST by nicepaco
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To: leadpenny
No radar track either. Hope everything is alright and this is only a technical SNAFU. Should be visible from the Cape by now.
35 posted on 02/01/2003 6:17:01 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: leadpenny
Everyone, check the networks.
36 posted on 02/01/2003 6:17:26 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: ken in texas