Re: Columbia - Urban Legend

From: Chuck Ferriday (
Date: Sat Feb 08 2003 - 01:58:55 EST

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    there are already Several More "urban legends" underway
    chuck ferriday
    1. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Photo Gallery (Shuttle Damage) ....
    Does a photograph taken during the fatal Columbia mission reveal large
    cracks in the shuttle's wing?
      Shuttle Damage Claim: Photograph taken during fatal Columbia mission
    reveals large cracks in the shuttle's wing. Example:...
      ...of the American space shuttle Columbia apparently showing two cracks on
    its left wing. The picture was taken 11 days before the shuttle broke up
      ...The photograph was extracted from footage taken by a camera onboard the
    shuttle during a live satellite video conference between Israeli Prime
    Fri, 07 Feb 2003 12:18:47 GMT
    4. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Sex (Oliver Tryst) ....
    Did NASA shuttle astronauts conduct sex experiments in space?
      Claim: NASA shuttle astronauts conducted sex experiments in space.
    Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1989] Experiment 8 Postflight
      ...marital relations in the zero-G orbital environment provided by the
    STS-75 shuttle mission. Our primary conclusion is that satisfactory
      ...The co-investigators had exclusive use of the lower deck of the shuttle
    for 10 intervals of 1 hour each during the orbital portion of the flight.
    Thu, 02 Jan 2003 17:55:06 GMT
    5. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Columbia Disaster) ....
    Did a Nostradamus prophecy foretell the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.?
      ...Claim: A Nostradamus prophecy foretold the Space Shuttle Columbia
    disaster. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003] Nostradamus predicted
      ...a tragedy, this one supposedly foretelling the disaster that befell the
    Space Shuttle Columbia as it broke up over Texas during its re-entry on
      ...Star" state) or the flag of Israel (which bears a blue Star of David).
    The shuttle's breaking up over the city of Palestine, Texas, with an
    Fri, 07 Feb 2003 11:37:23 GMT
    6. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Glurge Gallery (Laurel Clark) ...
    E-mail sent from orbit captures Columbia astronaut Laurel Clark's final
    words to her family.
      ...Claim: E-mail sent from orbit captures Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut
    Laurel Clark's final words to her family. Example: [Collected on the...
      ...Laurel Clark, one of the Shuttle astronauts, was in my cousin Carol's
    class in high school. Carol's parents were present for the launch and this
    is an...
      ...Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut Laurel Clark of Racine, Wisconsin,
    left many friends and relatives behind, including a husband and an
    8-year-old son,...
    Wed, 05 Feb 2003 10:53:35 GMT
    8. Urban Legends Reference Pages: News (Odds & Ends) ...
    Odd stories in the news.
      ...Search for Shuttle Debris Yields Egg Yolk, Mudflap and More (Associated
    Press, 5 February 2003) Burnt toast, a truck mudflap, egg yolk, a Chevy...
    Fri, 07 Feb 2003 11:50:02 GMT
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    > Just became aware of this... let's nib it in the bud...
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