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Excellent Shuttle Story  
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

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


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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 1740 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: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 1697 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 (13 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

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

User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 15265 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 1547 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: 19
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1485 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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