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Shuttle Contact LOST-No Tracking Data During RE-Entry!
Nasa TV | 02/01/03 | GRRRR

Posted on 02/01/2003 6:16:05 AM PST by GRRRRR

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In Orlando...we hear the sonic booms as it approaches KSC (around 40 mi away). If they hear it in Dallas...that is not good.

Oh my God....pray for the astronauts

RWK
151 posted on 02/01/2003 6:32:52 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (UCFRW)
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CNN showing video of it breaking up over Dallas! I'm afraid it's gone!

152 posted on 02/01/2003 6:32:52 AM PST by McGruff ( "The course of this nation does not depend on the decisions of others.")
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To: bonesmccoy
I'm watching CNN. I think what I see is the Shuttle breaking up. This is horrible. No way to bail out. God be with them. They are coming home.
153 posted on 02/01/2003 6:32:53 AM PST by Bahbah
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Just heard that there's no 'bail out' procedure at that altitude...very bad news.
154 posted on 02/01/2003 6:32:56 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: GRRRRR
After seeing the tracking map on Fox News, I went outside to see if I could see the Shuttle a minute or two before 9AM. I saw a multiple contrail-like steaks to the South of Dallas on the same path I saw the Shuttle some time ago in a night landing. Bad news I fear!
155 posted on 02/01/2003 6:32:57 AM PST by PlanoMike
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To: Clovis_Skeptic
Dude, its at 200,000 feet over Dallas. Too high to survive anything at Mach 6.
156 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:03 AM PST by WilliamWallace1999
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To: GRRRRR
First Israeli in space and the shuttle is vaporized at 200,000 feet?
 
This really sucks!

157 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:09 AM PST by Rain-maker
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To: Catspaw
Get ready for the Palis dancing the streets..
158 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:18 AM PST by ewing
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To: Catspaw
Saddam and the Palestinians will be celebrating.

They and al Queda types will all give credit allah

159 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:18 AM PST by putupon
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To: Clovis_Skeptic
CNN is certainly beating CBS News. CBS's report, which I just heard on the radio, only said contact was lost, said nothing else was known.
160 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:21 AM PST by aristeides
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To: GRRRRR; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; ...
Lost in Space Alert !



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.

161 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:33 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (9 out of 10 Republicans agree: Bush IS a Genius !!)
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To: McGruff
This thing is gone. G-d damn it.
162 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:52 AM PST by July 4th
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To: ewing
Sabotage would only be possible prelaunch...but they triple check the vehicle and the checklists were criticized by Clinton NASA people because they "took an army" to get through.
163 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:53 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: Lazamataz
They're all gone. This is horrible.

My prayers for all the workers at KSC as well. I helped launch the Challenger and know what they are going through right now.

164 posted on 02/01/2003 6:33:55 AM PST by snopercod
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To: GRRRRR
an interesting coincidence:

apollo 204 fire -- january 29, 1967

challenger disaster -- january 28, 1986

columbia disaster -- february 1, 2003

all within a week in the calendar year.

dep

165 posted on 02/01/2003 6:34:10 AM PST by dep
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To: Maedhros
At the time of the breakup they are at Mach 6 and 200,000 feet. No way to survive.
166 posted on 02/01/2003 6:34:22 AM PST by WilliamWallace1999
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To: GRRRRR
Over California and Nevada they were doing massive turns to kill speed. That's when they lost commo. These turns had something to do with it, IMO.
167 posted on 02/01/2003 6:34:29 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Bahbah
Could too many lost heat tiles be the cause?
168 posted on 02/01/2003 6:34:34 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: ewing
100 miles south of Dallas loud impact heard..
169 posted on 02/01/2003 6:34:38 AM PST by Merovingian
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To: MeeknMing
Multiple tails?
If they had people with video, that means it did enter the earth's atmosphere. But what about multiple tails?
170 posted on 02/01/2003 6:34:43 AM PST by Unknown Freeper (Remember: when the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.)
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To: MeeknMing
Prayers up. Man oh man.
172 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:00 AM PST by lodwick
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To: GRRRRR
What could the multiple tails mean?
173 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:04 AM PST by sweetliberty (Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it)
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I heard a very loud and unusual booming noise about 30 minutes ago. I'm just a little north of Dallas.
174 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:13 AM PST by shattered
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To: snopercod
This is a sad day for us all.

It is so frustrating and unfair to have this happen on this flight.

It is very bad news to now hear on CNN that Palatine Texas has heard impact.
175 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:14 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: McGruff
I'm afraid you're right. The shuttle has exploded during the re-entry over Texas.
176 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:18 AM PST by SamAdams76 ('Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens')
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To: Lazamataz
Its horrible. You can see it buring and breaking up. OMG
177 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:19 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Reports of a loud thud 100 miles south of Dallas.
178 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:22 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: JohnHuang2; piasa
G-d bless you all, my friends. Life is short and uncertain. Be good to your friends and close to your loved ones.
179 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:23 AM PST by Lazamataz (I have learned, over the years, to NEVER assume ANYTHING..)
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To: DainBramage
That matches with what I saw as it went overhead. After it left my field of view I suddently realized that something didn't look right... There were multiple glowing objects that looked like they were coming off the craft.
180 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:37 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: ewing
CNN anchor said the Columbia was near Palestine, Texas.
181 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:40 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: DoughtyOne
Saw CNN's video. This is another sad day in our nation's history.
182 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:48 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: shattered
near palestine, texas? cnn just said (i think)
183 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:50 AM PST by debg
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Thermal protection would only be an issue if significant tile loss occurred and a wing burned.
184 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:53 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: SamAdams76
Search and rescue teams being dispatched near Dallas-FW area...
185 posted on 02/01/2003 6:35:56 AM PST by GRRRRR
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To: sweetliberty
Multiple pieces, man. Multiple pieces. I'm gonna be sick. Could have been too much heat, too much pressure on the airframe, we may never know.
186 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:04 AM PST by July 4th
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To: Lazamataz
BBC says that Nasa has declared an emergency.

Regards, Ivan

187 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:08 AM PST by MadIvan
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To: GRRRRR
It has apparently broken up in reentry.

Film out of Texas shows multi tails.
188 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:18 AM PST by Marine Inspector
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To: sweetliberty
Multiple tails means it has broken into pieces on reentry, the shuttle and the astronauts on board are lost. A sad day for America.
190 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:24 AM PST by Brett66
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To: dep
odds: 1:140,000

--Boot Hill

191 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:31 AM PST by Boot Hill (February 1st)
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To: prisoner6
CNN says it was lost over 'PALESTINE' Texas. What a bizarre coincidence (?).
192 posted on 02/01/2003 6:36:44 AM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Petronski
Did I hear right?? Palestine Texas?
193 posted on 02/01/2003 6:37:03 AM PST by My back yard (Tag, you're it.)
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To: linear
Right at the time it disappeared, we heard a large boom.

What was the delay in seconds of the boom.

194 posted on 02/01/2003 6:37:05 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: mewzilla
My hubby knew all of those astronauts. It was a very sad time in this household. I was watching too. It is something I will never forget.
196 posted on 02/01/2003 6:37:10 AM PST by MamaB
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To: All
NASA declaring debris found in central Texas as hazardous. Report immediately and avoid.
197 posted on 02/01/2003 6:37:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (I have learned, over the years, to NEVER assume ANYTHING..)
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To: sweetliberty
What could the multiple tails mean?

It's coming down in pieces. Chances are the heat shield failed...if so they cooked in the cabin.

What a horrible thing to happen...

198 posted on 02/01/2003 6:37:17 AM PST by ez ("If this is not evil, then evil has no meaning." - GWB)
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To: sweetliberty
Multiple tails means it broke into pieces.
199 posted on 02/01/2003 6:37:18 AM PST by Monti Cello
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To: MadIvan
NASA has declared an emergency? Did the Beeb say if was before loss of contact or was it after?
200 posted on 02/01/2003 6:37:31 AM PST by mewzilla
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