RE: Normal Shuttle Reentry

From: Harald Edens (
Date: Mon Feb 03 2003 - 11:59:13 EST

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    At 07:38 2003-02-03 -0800, you wrote:
    >On another subject.. I was very skeptical of the attorney interviewed on CNN
    >who had a piece of debris hit his but now can't find it. The piece was big
    >enough to put a 1 sq ft hole completely through the roof and tear off
    >shingles another foot or two around the hole but seems to have disappeared
    >into dust, he says he searched extensively but can't find a trace of
    >anything.... hmmm
    Yes that's suspicious... but might be true.  I have heard of no-one finding 
    any tiles, actually.  These things are so brittle that I think they get 
    smashed to very little pieces at impact with the ground over 100 mph.  The 
    places where they do remain in one piece are probably over water and soft 
    ground (woods?) where they can remain unnoticed longer.  If such a tile 
    strikes a house or a road there may not be much left of it.  But yes, it 
    would be strange that nothing was found at all, not even small pieces.
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