O.C, CA Columbia Lost...

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by SRB_Jedi_Knight, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. SRB_Jedi_Knight Jedi Master

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    As I got to the gym early this morning I was informed of the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the seven who were lost, and once again to a country in mourning.
  2. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    I am watching the news right now. THis is a very trajic event.
  3. DEWGOD01 Jedi Knight

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    Hmm... I remember being at home watching with my family the last time something horrible like this happened. Bad times.... I do second what SRB says... Also wanted to thank ebay for as bad we all think it is because of scalpers and stuff for taking down the auctions that were already being put up for pieces of the shuttle.
  4. Aaron-Wan-Kenobi Temp CR Orange County, CA

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    I heard about it on the way home from surfing this morning. I had flashbacks to 6th grade and the Challanger. Makes you wish they just had a Star Destroyer or something that could easily go into space.
  5. marooned Jedi Padawan

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    Mr. Heinlein wrote a verse in one of his short stories, of the Prayer for Travelers:

    Almighty Ruler of the all,
    Whose Power extends to great and small,
    Who guides the stars with steadfast law,
    Whose least creation fills with awe,
    O grant thy mercy and thy grace,
    To those who venture into space.
  6. Kaui-Gone-Jim Jedi Knight

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    My heart goes out to all the family and friends and all the NASA people.

    I remember Challenger also, but Columbia I feel for even more, as most of the crew is in my age group, and payload specialist Michael Anderson was the same age as me (43).

    Just think - most of those people were in high school when Star Wars first premiered.
    A SW generation of astronauts, if you will!

    Rest in Peace,
    Jim

    "I've trod the sanctity of space,
    put out my hand,
    and touched the face of God."
    -- from 'High Flight', a poem by John Gillespie McGee (an American pilot in the RAF, in WW2)
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