UATulipfan From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 3681 times:
Tomorrow (2/1/11) will be the 8th anniversary of the loss of Columbia on STS-107. Can't believe it's been 8 years. Coupled with the annivesary of Apollo 1 and Challenger earlier this week, this is I'm sure a dark week in NASA's history
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Long live the Tulip! The logo of the REAL United Airlines.
AirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
Back in the early 1980's the first framed piece of "art" that I ever got as a kid was a sweet photo of Columbia at night, on its maiden voyage with the white painted fuel tank, with all the lights shining on it just ready to go. After this incident eight years ago now, (wow!) I pulled it out of the back of my closet and looked upon it with a renewed sense of pride. I've moved twice since then, and I still need to find a place to hang it on my walls, but it's still sitting out and not in the closet. Sure, the Shuttle program was a glorious inefficient expenditure of taxpayers money, but nonetheless it was a technological marvel and a source of pride for all US Americans.