Space Shuttle

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Space Shuttle

STS-107 Status Report #21 - Feb. 3, 2003

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NASA engineers continued to review data and recover debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia today as the analysis of what caused the orbiter to break up Saturday en route to landing continued.

Space Shuttle Program Manager Ron Dittemore told an afternoon briefing that several teams of engineers are making progress.....

IK1SLD – Tue, 2003 – 02 – 04 08:27

Radar image Space Shuttle Columbia Plume

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If anyone is interested you can view it at:

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THANKS for the info (KD4APP)

pe2jmr – Mon, 2003 – 02 – 03 22:07

STS-107 Status Report #20 - Feb. 2, 2003

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Siubmitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Aided by federal and local agencies, NASA stepped up its inquiry into the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts. Multiple investigative teams continue to pore over engineering data in an effort to uncover the cause of the breakup of the orbiter over Texas on Saturday 16 minutes from landing.

N1ORC – Mon, 2003 – 02 – 03 11:19

STS-107 Status Report #19 - Feb. 1, 2003

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The Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts were lost today when the vehicle broke up over north central Texas during its reentry fromorbit.

Communications were lost with Columbia and its crew at around 8:00 a.m. CST, while the shuttle was traveling about 18 times the speed of sound.....

IK1SLD – Sun, 2003 – 02 – 02 11:17

How to Post Images and Video directly to NASA

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Instructions for Uploading Images and Video Related to the Columbia Accident

For anyone who has recorded video or taken photos that they believe may be of aid in the investigation of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, NASA has established a special location on the Web where Internet users may upload their media files to be reviewed by NASA.

Using the FTP method of your choice, log on to the server as "anonymous," using your e-mail address as your password.


IK1SLD – Sun, 2003 – 02 – 02 11:14


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This is indeed a tragic day for the NASA family, for the families of the astronauts who flew on STS-107, and likewise is tragic for the Nation.

Immediately upon indication of a loss of communications from STS-107, at a little after 9:00 a.m. this morning, we began our contingency plan to preserve all the information relative to the flight activities.

IK1SLD – Sun, 2003 – 02 – 02 02:34


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Columbia breaks up at 160 Km from Dallas over Central Texas with his Crewmember of seven.

Rick D. Husband (2), Cdr

William C. McCool (1), Plt

Michael P. Anderson (2), PCdr

Kalpana Chawla (2), MS

David M. Brown (1), MS

Laurel B. Clark (1), MS

Ilan Ramon (1), (ISA) PS

Deorbit burn occured at 8:15 a.m. EST (1315 GMT) for a planned landing on KSC Runway 33.

Communication was lost with Columbia at 9:00am EST while Columbia was at approximately 200,000ft over Central Texas while the vehicle was traveling at 12,500 mph.

Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 was the first Space Shuttle launched in orbit on April 12, 1981.

This was the Shuttle Flight #113, the Columbia Flight #28.

Columbia rejoined the shuttle fleet in February, 2001 and flew its first mission after the upgrades in March, 2002.

Debris reported over hundreds of kilometers.

REENTER IMAGES here: Disaster

IK1SLD – Sat, 2003 – 02 – 01 18:18

STS-107 Columbia

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Rescue Team in action in Dallas Texas.

No info about the Crew.

We are waiting for

IK1SLD – Sat, 2003 – 02 – 01 16:40

Where is Columbia ?

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No Communications with Space Shuttle Columbia since 14:00 UTC.

No other news for now.

IK1SLD – Sat, 2003 – 02 – 01 16:26

West Coast Columbia re-entry over northern California

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Received from Scott Avery WA6LIE
Hello all…,

On this Saturday morning the Space Shuttle Columbia will be landing in Florida.

However it is entering earth's atmosphere coming near California, and will be passing from west to east just north of the SF Bay area. (Map included with path)

IK1SLD – Sat, 2003 – 02 – 01 15:17

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