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Space Shuttle Tragedy

Discussion in 'Melbourne, FL' started by Thumper09, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 9, 2001
    The space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry today prior to landing. The vehicle was lost, and since it was 200,000 feet up at the time and going Mach 6, I seriously doubt there were any survivors, though that has not been officially confirmed and though I want nothing more than to be wrong. Terrorism is extremely unlikely.

    As some of you may know, I work at Kennedy Space Center. I went out to the landing site today to watch it land. Needless to say, this has been an absolutely horrible morning. I remember Challenger a little, but this hit much, much closer to home for me because I work out there now, and especially since one of the astronauts on board was from my hometown.

    I know this message isn't coherent. I've been in shock all morning. If you want coherency, turn to any news station.

    There isn't anything more that I can say. Please keep the crew and their families in your thoughts and, if you are religious, in your prayers.

    We'll never forget you, Columbia. Godspeed.

  2. Delaya

    Delaya Jedi Youngling star 2

    Oct 26, 2001
    Our thoughts and prayers go with them.
  3. LadyDemoness

    LadyDemoness Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 1, 2001
    Ditto. :_|

    I'm wondering what this tragedy will do to the space program.
  4. TheSpectre

    TheSpectre Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 28, 2002
    My thoughts and prayers got to the family and freinds of the crew.
  5. LordGoldenArrow

    LordGoldenArrow Jedi Master star 2

    Jan 13, 2002
    What Thumper said.


  6. Lord_Gita

    Lord_Gita Former TFN FanFilms Staff star 4 VIP

    Oct 5, 2000
    I had the enormous priviledge of watching the shuttle launch 2 weeks ago, it was beautiful. Their lives were lost in a beautiful act of humanity in engaging in one of the most dangerous acts humankind performs with the selfless intention of helping our species move into the future. I can think of no greater honor in death.
  7. Ruckus

    Ruckus Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 2, 2002
    Well said Lord Gita.
  8. Mayo_Solo

    Mayo_Solo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 9, 2001
    May God bless them, and let them find their way home to Heaven.

    My prayers to out to their families and friends as well.
  9. TheSpectre

    TheSpectre Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 28, 2002
    I lit a candle this morning at Mass for Columbia. It helped me at least.
  10. Wolfgang_Treadwell

    Wolfgang_Treadwell Jedi Youngling star 1

    Dec 10, 2001
    You were the first person I thought of, Katie. Sad day...
  11. Destiny_Skywalker

    Destiny_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

    Nov 12, 2000
    Geez, Katie, I just got to this now. My big sister works for USA and she was absolutely devastated. I feel for both of you.

    I hope work has gotten somewhat back to normal.
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