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February 01, 2003

Shuttle Columbia lost while performing

Shuttle Columbia lost while performing re-entry today. Initial reports say Columbia broke up while descending at an altitude of over 200,000 feet, which means there will be no survivors. =(

NASA press conference at 1pm EST, which means in about five minutes... despite being the oldest shuttle in the fleet, Columbia was recently overhauled. Every major flaw found in any space shuttle today usually results in a media scare and the inspection of the damaged/fatigued part on the entire fleet. Hopefully NASA will find out what happened. The shuttle fleet was being expected to last until 2020, but such a long time seems even more in doubt now than it's ever been.

Posted by brian at February 1, 2003 09:57 AM

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