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    To be more correctly, they were 6 times faster than the sound-speed...

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    While I'm very sad for the shuttle and the crew, I'm also very sad about the future of the space program now. I love astronomy and wish we had more funding for exploration, but I'm certain this will cause major cutbacks like what happened after the Challenger explosion

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    I, too, am a huge space fan, and have frequently been outraged by financial cutbacks and cancellations of, relative to defence spending for example, cheap projects. What will happen now, with a bit of luck, is that the various space shuttle replacements that have been shelved or cancelled, "because we can keep the shuttle fleet flying for another 20 years if necessary", will be revived.
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    What a sad day. I just found out a couple of minutes ago. The sad thing is people may not pay attention to the actual crash, but who did it, although it could just be a case of bad luck.
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    Was it in space when it disintegrated? If so it will be the first deaths in space. This is very sad.

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    That sucks......I heard on the news that there was some hit of explosion or a debre that hit the space shuttle before it took off for space...this is the only thing that they know so far that could've gone wrong.
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    >>> Was it in space when it disintegrated?

    No. If it had been in space, there would not have been the vapour trails. It was about 62km up.
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    The shuttle broke up right over us! When I heard the news, I stepped ouside and looked up at the vapor trail, it was very eerie. There are pieces scattered all over northern Texas, some still smoldering, too. It appears that the vehicle was destroyed by the heat of reentry in some way. They say it was travelling at about 12, 500 mph (MACH 18) and roughly at 200,000 feet. Very sad. When the Challenger exploded we were at the Kennedy Space Center on a school field trip, this time I'm not so shocked, but it's truly sad that this time they were just minutes from landing safely.



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    Its a good thing that nasa has other space shuttle and that russia can use their vihecles to help US. Because if the Columbia would of had been the only transport there is, there would be people on the spase station that would not know what would happen to them now.

    Slow death is what I fear the most. Very sad.

    Did the debrie kill anyone on the ground!?

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    its 5:45 pt and no reports of debris hitting anyone. this whole thing is bad, but whats worse it when i go out into the living room and turn on cnn and tell my roomies whats going on, and one of em goes "so, people die everyday" ohhh i was so ........ed,


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    Originally posted by dP munky
    "so, people die everyday"
    Yeah, That's very rude, But i'm affraid to conclude he's right, In
    wars people die everyday, BUT, They knew that when they where
    going to participete, And an accident's with space don't seem
    to happen that often anymore, But what makes it so tragic is
    because these people wen't up there to do something for science
    and get rewarded like this. This is with war the same, But war is
    a little pointless.

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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    But war is
    a little pointless.
    War is VERY pointless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    But sometiems neseserry

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    i know people die everyday but that doesnt mean you cant feel bad for the people and show a little simpathy
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    Originally posted by dP munky
    i know people die everyday but that doesnt mean you cant feel bad for the people and show a little simpathy
    I AM! I thought i expressed that clearly in my post.
    And yes war is very pointless but on the other hand sometimes
    required to reach something (like wordpeace), of course if whe
    would all be nice people war would be unnessecary.....

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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    of course if whe would all be nice people war would be unnessecary.....
    good point!
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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