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Columbia - 8 Years Ago Today  
User currently offlineUATulipfan From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3334 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

[Edited 2011-01-31 20:52:25]


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User currently offlinetrigged From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

That was a rough day, not just for those of us in the aerospace industry but for everyone. As said before, this 7 day area is not good for NASA with Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia.

RIP astronauts, you did well.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8218 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Never really got over this one either....


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

All that was a blur for me as my Dad passed away the next day on 2 Feb.


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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Being young (born in 92) I can still easily remember this day. My father waking me up and saying "The space shuttle just exploded!"

 



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12837 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 4):
Being young (born in 92) I can still easily remember this day. My father waking me up and saying "The space shuttle just exploded!"

Just looked at a calendar on the web and found that February 1, 2003 was a Saturday.

I remember getting up and putting on my faithful analog tv (still going strong at a friend's house) while making some breakfast.

Those of us on US east coast time were up early enough to hear the reports filtering in.

Needless to say, breakfast got left cold on the kitchen counter.

Sad, sad day.

Feel so sad for the crew, and for their families and loved ones.

RIP Columbia 8 years ago today.



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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3063 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.

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