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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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The Columbia was making four drastic turns over the western US to dissapate speed. That's the last they heard from it.
41 posted on 02/01/2003 6:21:36 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Anything on TV, besides NASA TV?
42 posted on 02/01/2003 6:24:45 AM PST by don-o
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To: leadpenny
This is scary!

I was monitoring your thread when MSNBC started having someone on who was saying "We should have seen it by now". "It should be here by now".

43 posted on 02/01/2003 6:24:45 AM PST by McGruff ( "The course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others.")
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To: McGruff
Prayers going out. Hope they arent too late.
44 posted on 02/01/2003 6:26:38 AM PST by My back yard (Tag, you're it.)
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To: McGruff
They should have had cameras on it about 10 minutes out. I fear the worst.
45 posted on 02/01/2003 6:27:55 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: My back yard
prayers
46 posted on 02/01/2003 6:28:32 AM PST by 1john2 3and4
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To: leadpenny
Unconfirmed reports of debris discovered in Texas. Looks as though the Shuttle has been lost. God Bless the crew.
47 posted on 02/01/2003 6:29:06 AM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: leadpenny

CNN showing video of it breaking up over Dallas! It's gone!

48 posted on 02/01/2003 6:29:42 AM PST by McGruff ( "The course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others.")
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To: ken in texas
You may have been the last to see the Columbia.
49 posted on 02/01/2003 6:30:05 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: McGruff
Check out post 20
50 posted on 02/01/2003 6:30:49 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: McGruff
They were doing massive steep turns, four I believe, and this had something to do with it. IMO
51 posted on 02/01/2003 6:32:02 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: McGruff
Just saw it on CNN, it just broke
up, like it came in too fast?
OMG
52 posted on 02/01/2003 6:34:47 AM PST by Springman (Very sad tag line.)
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To: leadpenny
dear lord....what i heard was the EXPLOSION! not a sonic boom
53 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:18 AM PST by 1john2 3and4
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To: 1john2 3and4
Are you in Texas?
54 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:55 AM PST by leadpenny
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This was the first sign of breakup.
A large piece seperating.

55 posted on 02/01/2003 6:38:54 AM PST by McGruff ( "The course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others.")
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To: leadpenny
yes...ft worth
56 posted on 02/01/2003 6:40:59 AM PST by 1john2 3and4
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To: winodog
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 9:03 AM EST by winodog

57 posted on 02/01/2003 6:41:47 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: ken in texas
It's said to have broken up over Dallas. Was it intact when you saw it? Or Did you see multiple trails?
58 posted on 02/01/2003 6:47:02 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (Demolish the Criminal Party!! NOW!!)
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To: leadpenny
You may have been the last to see the Columbia.

I know. I'm not sure if any of my classmates were on this flight... I'll check later once my emotions settle down.

59 posted on 02/01/2003 6:48:06 AM PST by ken in texas
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... Was it intact when you saw it? Or Did you see multiple trails?

At first I was just in awe of the sight. After it passed from view I realized that something just didn't look right. Instead of just one glowing spacecraft it looked as if there were smaller glowing pieces moving off and away from it. In retrospect, I realize that it was breaking apart.

60 posted on 02/01/2003 6:53:02 AM PST by ken in texas
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