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  • Laurent Pellerin <nightsight1@yahoo.com>
    From: Date: 02/01/03 1:41:11 PM Subject: NASA STATEMENT ON LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH COLUMBIA Robert Mirelson Headquarters,
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 1, 2003
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      From: <NASANews@...>
      Date: 02/01/03 1:41:11 PM
      Subject: NASA STATEMENT ON LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH COLUMBIA

      Robert Mirelson
      Headquarters, Washington Feb. 1, 2003
      (Phone: 202/358-1600)

      RELEASE: 03-030

      NASA STATEMENT ON LOSS OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH COLUMBIA

      A Space Shuttle contingency has been declared in
      Mission Control, Houston, as a result of the loss of
      communication with the Space Shuttle Columbia at
      approximately 9 a.m. EST Saturday as it descended toward a
      landing at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. It was scheduled
      to touchdown at 9:16 a.m. EST.

      Communication and tracking of the shuttle was lost at 9 a.m.
      EST at an altitude of about 203,000 feet in the area above
      north central Texas. At the time communications were lost.
      The shuttle was traveling approximately 12,500 miles per
      hour (Mach 18). No communication and tracking information
      were received in Mission Control after that time.

      Search and rescue teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth and in
      portions of East Texas have been alerted. Any debris that
      is located in the area that may be related to the Space
      Shuttle contingency should be avoided and may be hazardous
      as a result of toxic propellants used aboard the shuttle.
      The location of any possible debris should immediately be
      reported to local authorities.

      Flight controllers in Mission Control have secured all
      information, notes and data pertinent to today's entry and
      landing by Space Shuttle Columbia and continue to
      methodically proceed through contingency plans.

      More information will be released as it becomes available.

      -end-
    • Laurent Pellerin <nightsight1@yahoo.com>
      My personal Pictorial Tribute to Columbia is in the Photos Section. Feel free to download it and distribute it as you please. Laurent
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 4, 2003
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        My personal Pictorial Tribute to Columbia is in the Photos Section.
        Feel free to download it and distribute it as you please.

        Laurent
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