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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
this really happened: got to this thread, clicked on browser to get nasa tv, heard sonic BOOM, fort worth(just after 8am), run outside, MASSIVE contrail leading right into the eastern sun.......awesome!

saw it once before a couple of years ago, didnt know what it was! 15 minutes later, saw it land in fla. (on tv), then i knew what it was!

37 posted on 02/01/2003 6:17:44 AM PST by 1john2 3and4
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To: leadpenny
I did not have any idea...I hope everything turns out okay.
38 posted on 02/01/2003 6:19:40 AM PST by SamAdams76 ('Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens')
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It should already be down. Nothing!
39 posted on 02/01/2003 6:19:47 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Folks, I'm fear the worst has happened.
40 posted on 02/01/2003 6:20:30 AM PST by don-o
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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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