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Excellent Shuttle Story  
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Devoid of usual media hype and mis-information...

http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/news/channel_awst_story.jsp?id=news/shuttle2_news.xml

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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

The existence of this (relative) high-quality "USAF imagery" is not official by any means - not from NASA and not from USAF. The source of this is unknown.

Although lots of newspapers are running with this story, take it with a grain of salt. NASA did say in their daily briefings this morning that while they have seen some USAF images of the Shuttle's descent, they have not yet seen any that would show a clear structural problem in the wing, as the new stories indicate.


User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

NASA have conformed that they have the pictures at this mornings media briefing:

"NASA confirmed Friday that the agency has received photos taken by a powerful military ground camera of the disintegrating space shuttle Columbia as it streaked across the western United States.

Mike Kostelnik, a deputy associate NASA administrator, refused to identify where the ground camera was located, but he said it did take pictures at the time Columbia was experiencing a breakup of the left wing. "


From Associated Press via USA today.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Sounds pretty official to me, but some of the data's technicalities was over my head.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1369 times:
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That was a really well-written, informative article.


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User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1307 times:



NASA are worried about the left wing (at the bottom) and also the traling edge as it does maybe not match the right wing


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