5 thoughts on “Columbia’s Last Minutes

  1. Steve A

    Excellent stage setter Rand. I taught a course on the STS a number of years back and this would have been invaluable for the Challenger/Columbia lesson. I remember playing the audio of the last few minutes for the class and it had a very sobering impact.

    One editorial note though (sorry, can’t help myself). “The heaviest debris would have rained over the southwest Houston neighborhoods in which they had lived at supersonic speeds…” It’s difficult to imagine living at supersonic speeds, at least in a suburban neighborhood. Perhaps “The heaviest debris would have rained at supersonic speeds over the southwest Houston neighborhoods in which they had lived…” is closer to what you meant? ;-)

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