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.
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).
- 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.