Re: (meteorobs) The Nando Times: Columbia's nose cone found near Louisiana border

From: Markus Mehring (
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 19:59:27 EST

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    On Tue, 4 Feb 2003 19:11:20 -0500, you ("Chuck Ferriday"
    <>) wrote:
    >>From the referenced article, below, describing the buried
    >nose cone of the shuttle, also came the following:
    >".....What appeared to be one of the shuttle's heat-protecting black tiles
    >was embedded in a tree in the vicinity of the nose cone........."
    >Fragile heat protecting tiles?  embedded in a tree?
    If this is the same piece that I have in mind, it's definitely not a heat
    shield tile. It looked like a shard from the metal airframe or other
    supporting structure that has hit the tree like some shrapnel.
    CU!	Markus
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