Space Shuttle

This is a discussion on Space Shuttle within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; it's saturday morning, something has happened with the shuttle columbia. They haven't said that they know anything yet but they've ...

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    Space Shuttle

    it's saturday morning, something has happened with the shuttle columbia. They haven't said that they know anything yet but they've lost contact with the shuttle over texas....
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    they just showed pictures of the shuttle breaking up over texas. looks very bad.
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    Doesn't look good at all. The picture I have here would seem to show the ship in three pieces.
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    That doesn't look good

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    So - time for wild speculation... I was listening to the radio, and it took a world record 30 minutes to say "hey, maybe it was terrorism"...

    This is terrible... We've grown so accustomed to NASA doing everything right that shuttle missions have gotten routine.

    I wonder what'll happen to the space program now.

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    >>> a world record 30 minutes to say "hey, maybe it was terrorism"...

    With an Israelii on board, I suppose that was inevitable. The launch was incredibly tight security.

    >>> so accustomed to NASA doing everything right

    Steady on cheez, a good number of NASA's recent missions have been total disasters. Mars Climate Orbiter, Mars Polar Lander, Contour...

    >>> This is terrible...

    That, on the other hand, is absolutely true.
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    the only way it could have been any kind of terrorism is a sabotage of some sort. it couldn't have been shot down from that altitude or speed.

    I wonder if they will even be able to find out what happened. of course they have a lot of data that is transmitted to nasa but the craft will be mostly destroyed.
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    > Steady on cheez,

    Right, but I haven't ever heard of anything going major wrong with the SS since Challenger.

    > the only way it could have been any kind of terrorism is a sabotage of some sort.

    That's true. I don't think it was terrorism, but since it had the first Israeli astronaut on it, it's gonna be the first thing out of some peoples' mouths...

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    >>> anything going major wrong with the SS since Challenger.

    True.

    During Columbias launch, some insulation material broke off the EFT and struck the left wing causing some "minor" damage to the thermal tiles. The thought at the time was that the damage was not bad though.
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    Unhappy Ohhh...

    The first israelian austronaut was there
    They were 6 times faster than the normal speed, I think they can't survive this.

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    >They were 6 times faster than the normal speed, I think they can't survive this.

    Not only the speed is fatal. But also the height, they were at 63 kilometers height. Very sad.

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    > They were 6 times faster than the normal speed

    I don't believe you - from what I heard everything was perfectly normal until they lost commuinication. Prove it or retract it.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    > They were 6 times faster than the normal speed

    I don't believe you - from what I heard everything was perfectly normal until they lost commuinication. Prove it or retract it.
    This is what I hear from the news of Israel....

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    Hehehe. Read this at the NOS, one of the central news organisations in the Netherlands about the Columbia: "De shuttle had toen zes keer de snelheid van het licht." Translation: "The shuttle then had six times the speed of light." Both funny and sad that such a serious organisation writes such crap.

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    It would seem all was going normally then a sudden break of comms. I think if they were x6 normal re-entry speed, the telemetry would have shown that - in fact, I suspect the ship would have burnt up.

    >>> "The shuttle then had six times the speed of light."

    Ah, so it has not crashed, it is a relativistic effect and she will actually land last Tuesday.
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