Space Shuttle Tragedy

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

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  1. Thumper09 Force Ghost

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    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.

    -Katie
  2. Delaya Jedi Knight

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    Our thoughts and prayers go with them.
  3. LadyDemoness Jedi Knight

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    Ditto. :_|

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

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    My thoughts and prayers got to the family and freinds of the crew.
  5. LordGoldenArrow Force Ghost

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    What Thumper said.

    Godspeed.

    Art
  6. Lord_Gita Former TFN FanFilms Staff

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    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 Force Ghost

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    Well said Lord Gita.
  8. Mayo_Solo Jedi Master

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    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 Jedi Knight

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    I lit a candle this morning at Mass for Columbia. It helped me at least.
  10. Wolfgang_Treadwell Jedi Knight

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    You were the first person I thought of, Katie. Sad day...
  11. Destiny_Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    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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