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Human Remains Found (apparently astronauts)
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Posted on 02/01/2003 3:01:54 PM PST by Semper911

FoxNews now reporting that human remains have been found in a shuttle debris field. I will spare you the graphic details, but they are not intact.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: columbia; shuttle; spaceshuttle; sts107
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1 posted on 02/01/2003 3:01:54 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Semper911
Rather surprised there is anything left after such incineration.
2 posted on 02/01/2003 3:05:30 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Semper911
I'm still in shock over the whole thing. We knew that they couldn't have survived. We knew it would come to this...
3 posted on 02/01/2003 3:05:49 PM PST by anotherview
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To: Semper911
Did they give a location? Even a state?
4 posted on 02/01/2003 3:07:20 PM PST by Xenalyte
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To: Semper911
I've been stoically resisting the urge to weep all day. The thoughts generated by this report leave me unable to do so.
5 posted on 02/01/2003 3:07:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: anniegetyourgun
Rather surprised there is anything left after such incineration.I hear you. Intrestingly, they were found by a hospital employee on his/her way to work.
6 posted on 02/01/2003 3:08:11 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Xenalyte
Did they give a location? Even a state?

Sorry, I don't have that. I am trying to gather more now.

7 posted on 02/01/2003 3:09:55 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Joe 6-pack
I've been having a tough time, too.

Was glued to the TV and FR all morning.

Went for a haircut, and my 39-year-old hairdresser just had her last chemo treatment for breast cancer. She's now awaiting surgery in about four weeks. Now has found out this week that her Mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer, too.

On top of that, there was a lady there, recently retired from Vandenberg, whose daughter was due to get out of the Army, but got extended. She got deployed last week, and was supposed to be able to call her Mom, but has not been heard from. Her Mom has no idea where she is.

I've been trying to hold it in all day, but I think I'm going to just let it go and sob.

What a day...

8 posted on 02/01/2003 3:13:04 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Xenalyte
TX/LA border. I saw a weather radar image that showed the debris field and it appeared to be centered over Shreveport, LA.
9 posted on 02/01/2003 3:13:08 PM PST by CholeraJoe
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To: Semper911
Juat saw on Fox that they were found on the TX/LA border.
10 posted on 02/01/2003 3:13:31 PM PST by HoHoeHeaux
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To: Inspectorette
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/833885/posts


I was doing ok until I read this thread a few minutes ago.
11 posted on 02/01/2003 3:15:04 PM PST by bonfire
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To: HoHoeHeaux; Admin Moderator
Juat saw on Fox that they were found on the TX/LA border.

Thanks for that. I just read that too.

AdminModerator: I have no idea why you took this out of breaking. Not everyone has time to stay glued to the one 1000+ discussion thread. This is as breaking as it gets.

12 posted on 02/01/2003 3:17:08 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Inspectorette
Here's a (((HUG)))
13 posted on 02/01/2003 3:18:03 PM PST by joy361
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To: bonfire
Agreed. That thread is chilling.
14 posted on 02/01/2003 3:18:34 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Semper911
Yes it is, it's the one I've bookmarked. It gave me goosebumps.
15 posted on 02/01/2003 3:22:28 PM PST by FrogMom
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To: joy361
Thank you - I need that; returning the hug through cyberspace.
16 posted on 02/01/2003 3:22:36 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: CholeraJoe
I saw a weather radar image that showed the debris field and it appeared to be centered over Shreveport, LA.

I noticed that the weather radar returns showed the debris field moving further to the east, even an hour or more after NASA lost telemetry. I think the radar was a picking up a cloud of vaporized solids such as aluminum, which remained aloft after the solid debris rained down.

17 posted on 02/01/2003 3:25:17 PM PST by Cloud William
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To: Joe 6-pack
Don't worry about. I've been crying all day... and I don't cry. I saw my father cry for the first and only time on the day of the Challenger disaster. He had just gotten off his shift as a GC in the control center and I was home sick wih the flu. Sadly, he will retire soon, and this was to be the last mission in which he would be responsible for shuttle communications.
18 posted on 02/01/2003 3:27:52 PM PST by StolarStorm
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To: Semper911
Hemphil, Texas.
19 posted on 02/01/2003 3:29:47 PM PST by PokeyJoe (Act with Courage, Support Promethius)
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To: Semper911
Some Info here Up in the Hemphill Texas area..... which is next to Toledo Bend Reservoir.
20 posted on 02/01/2003 3:31:32 PM PST by deport (They are no longer a problem to the United States)
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To: Inspectorette; All
Dammit Joy361 beat me to it but here's a ((HUG)) for Inspectorette anyway...

Been hard for me today too. I was 11 at the time of the Challenger, at home that day cause it was a snow day. Didn't watch a lot of the news today (I have two sons ages 3 and 6. They kinda took over the TV and I was glad at one point to let them). Been reading the news on the Net most of the day.

And here I thought this week was gonna be bad enough with the talk about the upcoming war with Iraq. I live in the Hampton Roads area, my husband's boat (his screen name is Hostel) is stationed in nearby NAS Norfolk. Can't even begin to describe the vibe here.

21 posted on 02/01/2003 3:36:27 PM PST by Severa
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To: Semper911
East Texas somwhere
22 posted on 02/01/2003 3:38:12 PM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: StolarStorm
Prayers for you and your Dad - This has got to be terrible for you both.
23 posted on 02/01/2003 3:43:48 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Semper911
What did they find? I didnt hear anything all day about any body parts......
24 posted on 02/01/2003 3:44:34 PM PST by Sungirl (>^..^<)
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To: BadDogBill
When did they show that?
26 posted on 02/01/2003 3:46:39 PM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Inspectorette
Hugs for you, it's been a numbing day. Prayer on the way for your hairdresser and her mother; and for the mom who doesn't know where her daughter is.
27 posted on 02/01/2003 3:49:22 PM PST by mombonn
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To: Inspectorette
You're welcome and thank YOU
28 posted on 02/01/2003 3:49:50 PM PST by joy361
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To: CholeraJoe
be centered over Shreveport, LA

A dab south of there - more toward Alexandria or Leesville from DFW, but closer to the state line than those two Louisiana cities.

29 posted on 02/01/2003 3:50:55 PM PST by PAR35
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To: BadDogBill
I saw that too,
30 posted on 02/01/2003 3:51:07 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: Sungirl
CNN saying and showed a hearse, said they found a leg.
31 posted on 02/01/2003 3:51:27 PM PST by Bella
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To: Severa
Severa, thank you. You've got a lot on your plate right now, too.

Talked to my daughter in Alexandria, VA, she's pretty upset, too. Her hubby is statinoned at the Pentagon, he's in Okinawa right now, just a short TDY, but they were supposed to transfer there this summer. That's all up in the air, she doesn't know where they're going to go, or when. She's used to it, though - been a military wife for nearly 13 years.

Bless you and your family and thank you for your service to our country.

32 posted on 02/01/2003 3:51:55 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Semper911
A while ago I saw a hearse parked in a field on Fox News or the local ABC affiliate. It was next to a bunch of people standing around a roped off area which appeared to have a piece of metal in it.
33 posted on 02/01/2003 3:53:32 PM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Start Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: BadDogBill
I saw the helmet, Bill.

I think we've SEEN enough. The press needs to stop this, now.

sw

34 posted on 02/01/2003 3:54:03 PM PST by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: Sungirl
What did they find? I didnt hear anything all day about any body parts....

I'm sorry, but out of respect I would rather not give the details I heard. I am sure the sickening details will be available soon enough.

There is a pic being broadcast on cable news stations of an empty helmet. That is enough for me.

35 posted on 02/01/2003 3:54:57 PM PST by Semper911
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To: mombonn
mombonn, thank you, and thank heaven for Free Republic. This is truly a family. While it's been unfortunate that there have been some threads that have gotten nasty today, overall, the outpouring of love and support that can be found here every day among Freepers is wonderful.

My dear departed Mom used to tell me that events such as births, weddings, and deaths bring out the best in people and also the worst in people. We've sure run the gamut of emotion today.

36 posted on 02/01/2003 3:55:19 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Bella
Thanks.

This sounds like they should of looked a little closer at the heat shield panel that was broken off...

37 posted on 02/01/2003 3:56:31 PM PST by Sungirl (>^..^<)
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To: deport
Hemphill is where my parents are staying right now (In fact, they called earlier today and told me that they had heard the shuttle breakup). It is a very small town. I hope nothing was lost in the Toledo Bend lake. That body of water is huge.
39 posted on 02/01/2003 3:58:45 PM PST by JameRetief
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To: Sungirl
That's right..and according to various articles I've read, some witnesses described various brightnesses and sounds.
40 posted on 02/01/2003 3:59:19 PM PST by Bella
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To: Semper911; Admin Moderator
Sorry, Please pull my post
41 posted on 02/01/2003 4:04:05 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: Bella
They don't need to be so graphic. Several of the astronauts had small children and its horrific enough for them.
42 posted on 02/01/2003 4:05:30 PM PST by laconic
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To: Xenalyte
http://www.local6.com/orlpn/news/stories/news-195107220030201-170240.html This is all I have read Xenalyte.
43 posted on 02/01/2003 4:07:12 PM PST by stopsign
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To: bonfire
That's the one that got to me too. Chilling...
44 posted on 02/01/2003 4:10:25 PM PST by pbear8 ( sed libera nos a malo)
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To: cmsgop
I appreciate your gesture of respect to have your post pulled. But there is no escaping the reality of the situation, and unfortunatly the media will be all over it.

My concern is for the astronaut's kids, but there will be no way to protect them from the horror of it all.

45 posted on 02/01/2003 4:11:01 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Inspectorette
Let it out, you are dealing with a lot and your body/mind both need the outlet.
46 posted on 02/01/2003 4:11:49 PM PST by pbear8 ( sed libera nos a malo)
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To: cmsgop
Don't have a problem with YOUR post...it's true. Shepard Smith said at least the families will have something to bury.

My problem is with the networks showing some graphic video shots, for a number of reasons.

sw

47 posted on 02/01/2003 4:13:43 PM PST by spectre (spectre's wife (These are trying times).)
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To: Inspectorette
Sorry to hear about the cancer, as for the lady that cannot locate her daughter if you see again just tell her if she has her daughters ssn all she has to do is call red cross. At the same time hopefully she understands that it depends on her units location, it is hard to receive and send letters and calls.
48 posted on 02/01/2003 4:17:01 PM PST by navygal
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To: All
"If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."

- Gus Grissom, Commander, Apollo 1, speaking a few weeks before his death in the Apollo 1 fire.


49 posted on 02/01/2003 4:25:09 PM PST by Semper911
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To: Joe 6-pack
It would have been very quick.
50 posted on 02/01/2003 4:27:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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