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    I have no clue on this stories credibility....




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    I haven't read into the details of this flight, besides the crash, but wouldn't they have inspected this damage after they were in space?

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    That photo looks doctored.
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    I'm no rocket expert, but that looks like the top side of the wing, not the under side where the tiles are. Maybe they are saying the damage underneath was so severe that it also damaged the top side.
    I will say this: I love the space program. I've been fascinated by it since I was a kid. But if NASA sacrificed safety issues due to budget constraints (instead of reducing the number of flights), then manned space flight should be completely eliminated and the decision makers should be prosecuted.

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    P1, agree with you 99.999% The only thing I disagree with is the prosecution part.

    How 'bout the families of each astronaut get to do some type of torture (that won't kill them) to each person, then put them in an electric chair & turn it on low. Let their brains fry nice and slow. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by BigBadBrian:
    That photo looks doctored.
    Probably! Remember the supposed picture taken atop of the World Trade Center with the plane in the background?

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    It's not as though the folks at NASA wanted this to happen, but who cares about the living, right?

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    I have a lot of problems with the pic too. The first being that wouldn't the astronauts have noticed that much damage?
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    Originally posted by Dennis:
    I have a lot of problems with the pic too. The first being that wouldn't the astronauts have noticed that much damage?
    I'm sure things'll become clear as time goes on, but they don't exactly have a lot of options up there. If the pic is legit, I'm sure everyone on that shuttle was aware of the danger. It's not as though they could simply pop out and fix it.

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    Originally posted by P1:

    I'm no rocket expert, but that looks like the top side of the wing, not the under side where the tiles are.
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    Looks like the top of the wing to me too! Damage was on the underside sir you are correct. At least I think you are. Just waiting for Tonto to come in here with.."Tonto thought tiles on bottom. No fool Tonto, this fake picture"

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    The arrow looks like it is pointing to a cloth cover. The fold in the upper right hand of the pic looks a cover too. I'm just guessing here...maybe the "crack" underneath the arrow is on the shuttles left wing leading edge.....

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    Looks like a piece of cloth to me. There are simply too many dents and folds for it to be the wing.

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    Originally posted by ScottRoberts:
    Looks like a piece of cloth to me. There are simply too many dents and folds for it to be the wing.

    BTW...isn't the Mirror a British tabloid?
    I'm not sure. Probably so....
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    There are parts of the Shuttle that don't get as hot on re-entry that are covered with a heat resistant fabric. It's similar to the tiles, but it's not as heat resistant but thinner and stronger. I'm not convinced that's the wing. I've never seen a wing with a black cylinder jutting out of it. Plus, that surface looks like a verticle plane, not a horizontal plane like a wing, but it's hard to get perspective in that shot. Again, I'm no expert, but I think some over eager journalist is reading more into that picture than there really is.
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