Sat, Feb 01, 2003
It now appears undeniable that the Space Shuttle
Columbia, STS-107, has broken up over Dallas Texas, some 200,000
feet overhead. Video from Texas shows the contrail of the aircraft
separating into separate debris paths at an estimated velocity of
The fate of the seven astronauts on board is unknown, but at the
velocities involved in this stage of flight, survival is doubtful.
The last communication with Columbia, NASA's oldest and heaviest
shuttle, occurred at 0800 Central time, some 16 minutes before its
scheduled landing in Florida.
Search and rescue teams have been alerted. Should anyone come
into contact with debris from the Shuttle, please be advised that
it should be considered hazardous and reported IMMEDIATELY to the
STS-107 was crewed by Commander Rick Husband, Pilot Willie
McCool, Mission Specialists Dave Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Michael
Anderson and Laurel Clark, and Israeli Payload Specialist Ilan
God... not again. May God bless them all.
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