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NASA Shuttle Tragedy

As you may now know, the Space Shuttle Columbia has disintegrated on re-entry, killing all 7 astronauts on board. My thoughts with the families of those killed.

(read thoughts from bunda, Ben Hammersley, Richy C, Meredith and Andy)

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Chris has an interesting viewpoint on the subject, and you can do much worse than monitor BlogDex, which, at the time of writing (10pm UTC), has the first 8 articles all on the subject. Metafilter is a useful source of coverage too, but stay clear of alt.prophecies.nostradamus where the end of the world is being predicted (again).

My thoughts:

  • It was a tragic accident
  • I seriously doubt it has anything to do with terrorism
  • It’s possible that someone’s to blame, but let’s wait for an official report
  • The fact it happened not longer after the anniversary of the Challenger explosion was a mere coincidence

All in all, ’tis a sad day.

2 Comments

  1. News: Space Shuttle Columbia Breaks Up II

    Continued coverage of the news that the Space Shuttle Columbia has “gone”.

  2. I just want to send out my prayers to the families of the shuttle tragedy.just to let you know, your family members were brave people and will always be remembered.when i first heard and seen that horrible accident on the news i really just took a moment and cried a few tears. loosing a loved one is the worst thing in the world. you will get through it and i hope you do.thanks for reading this
    sincerely Jessica/Melissa