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Columbia Tank Found In Texas Lake  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7965 posts, RR: 12
Posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

NASA says an object found in an East Texas lake is a tank from the space shuttle orbiter Columbia that broke up during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere in 2003.

The tank was spotted only now because of a drought drying up lakes.

More here:

http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2011...e-shuttle-artifact-in-nacogdoches/


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14130 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

AFAIK all the remaining bits and pieces of Challenger and Columbia have been dumped into a disused ICBM silo (originally built for the Titan II tests IIRC) at Cape Canaveral and sealed with concrete to prevent them from ending up as souvenirs on eBay.

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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1317 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
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Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 1):
AFAIK all the remaining bits and pieces of Challenger and Columbia have been dumped into a disused ICBM silo (originally built for the Titan II tests IIRC) at Cape Canaveral and sealed with concrete to prevent them from ending up as souvenirs on eBay.

Negative on Columbia's location.

Columbia lives on the 16 floor of the VAB in boxes. The components are available for internal engineering analysis at NASA. There is approx. 40% of the orbiter there.


Challenger is in the silo as mentioned.



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