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Started 10/6/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 28967 views.
katiek2

From: katiek2

Apr-14

Yes, Columbia disintegrated during flight in 2003, again killing all onboard, this time caused by a piece of foam debris that broke off a wing's leading edge, striking a plate on the shuttle with enough force to create a large hole, ultimately leading to destabilization and disintegration at re-entry.

We had moved to Nevada by that time, so I was thankfully no longer part of the team, so although very saddened, did not experience the trauma of watching them die first-hand.

Yes, I would still go.  Even at my age I sometimes wonder if my old team ever hires part-time workers.  I do belong to a facebook group for the team that built the SSMEs and get my "fix" that way.  SSME = Space Shuttle Main Engine

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Apr-18

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

Apr-18

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

US space agency NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX have picked May 27 for resuming astronaut launches from the United States.

Assumes that all the myriad of sub-suppliers are up and running smoothly by then.

katiek2

From: katiek2

Apr-18

I'll be thinking of and praying for their safety.  Perhaps you could send some thoughts of hope and support their way too, I know you're not much into prayer.  That's not a criticism, BTW, we all have our own way of dealing with things we can't handle or prevent.

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