Re: Compilation of Columbia Reentry Observations

From: Robert Reeves (
Date: Tue Feb 25 2003 - 19:28:57 EST

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    > Jay:
    > I got up at 6:30 to see Columbia on the pass before the landing pass.  I
    > don't usually do this, but wanted to be able to log it.  Afterwards, my
    > told me it was great that I got to see it because when I came back to bed
    > she thought something bad was going to happen.  Very strange.
    > Best Regards,
    > Russ
    Strange stuff does happen sometimes.  I'll share my wierd tale.  I didn't
    pay much attention to the entire STS-107 flight and didn't even know the
    landing was that Saturday morning.  If I did, I would have been watching the
    NASA channel and gone out to see if I could see it in daylight low on the
    northern horizon.  Instead, both my wife and I were sipping a cup of coffee
    and kind of snoozing on the living room couch.  At 8 AM I was dozed off,
    coffee cup in hand, when I woke up with some sharp chest pains.  I remember
    thinking "this is weird" and decided to monitor this a bit before mentioning
    it to my wife.  After about 30 seconds, the pain faded and I dozed off
    again.  About 8:30 we both woke up and started about our day.  I collected
    my email and saw the message from SeeSat saying the Shuttle was lost at the
    exact time I was having the chest pains.
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