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A riveting account of Columbia´s last moments 10 years ago
Posted By: ricksteroni      2/2/2013 4:49:22 PM
Brutally Honest, by Rick
Original Article

PJMedia has a moment by moment accounting in a piece that is the prologue to a soon to be released book, titled “Safe Is Not An Option: How Our Futile Obsession With Getting Everyone Back Alive Is Killing Our Future In Space”: ... the first hint of trouble appeared a few minutes after Entry Interface, defined as 400,000 feet altitude. The vehicle was still moving at about Mach 24 — twenty-four times the speed of sound. The yaw moment had changed almost imperceptibly, with a gentle tug to the left — there was a slight asymmetry in the aircraft’s aerodynamics, but...

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