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(Washington Post)   AP's Columbia streaking home article, posted 8:28am before the accident   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 64
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2003-02-01 12:18:00 PM
Irony.
 
2003-02-01 12:18:21 PM
Yeah, Irony says it.
 
2003-02-01 12:18:57 PM
central standard time?
 
2003-02-01 12:19:21 PM
The next time Columbia flies will be in November, when it carries into orbit educator-astronaut Barbara Morgan, who was the backup for Challenger crew member Christa McAuliffe in 1986.

Slightly creepy in a wierd way...
 
2003-02-01 12:19:27 PM
NASA's next shuttle flight, a space station construction mission, is scheduled for March. The next time Columbia flies will be in November, when it carries into orbit educator-astronaut Barbara Morgan, who was the backup for Challenger crew member Christa McAuliffe in 1986

Wow, two close calls. I wonder if she'll just call it a career.
 
2003-02-01 12:19:31 PM
The next Columbia flight was supposed to carry the back-up for Christa McAuliffe, the teacher from the Challenger! Weird...
 
2003-02-01 12:19:33 PM
They studied ant, bee and spider behavior in weightlessness...

It appears the death toll was more than just the seven astronauts.
 
2003-02-01 12:20:08 PM
Yeah, but this is worse: news.google.com had this as its lead story at 11:05am CST


Top Stories Auto-generated 12 minutes ago


CNN
Columbia Streaks Toward Florida Landing
Washington Post - 3 hours ago


And it was accompanied by a picture of a piece of debris, actually streaking across the sky.

Sounds like news.google.com's algorithm that generates the news page with no human assistance could use a little tweaking.
 
2003-02-01 12:22:43 PM
Jan 27 1967: Grissom and the boys are killed.
Jan 28 1986: Challenger disaster.
Feb 1 2003: Columbia.
Any one?
 
2003-02-01 12:22:49 PM
Heeyuck:
Wow, two close calls. I wonder if she'll just call it a career.

I don't really believe in signs, but that's a farking sign if there ever was one.
 
2003-02-01 12:23:01 PM
That's gotta be the creepiest, most funked-up article I've ever seen.
 
2003-02-01 12:23:04 PM
Some of Columbia's crew members didn't want their time in space to end.

"Do we really have to come back?" astronaut David Brown jokingly asked Mission Control before the ride home.



That's both very sad, and scary.
 
2003-02-01 12:23:40 PM
Don't believe everything you read.
 
2003-02-01 12:24:12 PM
I realize the tragic irony behind these poorly worded news articles, and once was enough to make a person think, but do we really need to keep pointing out these articles with headlines like "Shuttle reentry tomorrow, good thing its not a ball of flame, eh?"
 
2003-02-01 12:24:43 PM
Some of Columbia's crew members didn't want their time in space to end.

"Do we really have to come back?" astronaut David Brown jokingly asked Mission Control before the ride home.


I think that they knew they were doomed, or at least that they had only a slim chance of survival after the debris hit the shuttle on launch. He didn't want to die.
 
2003-02-01 12:25:02 PM
dear barbara morgan,

something is trying to tell you something.

you were not meant to go to space.
 
2003-02-01 12:25:15 PM
"Do we really have to come back?" astronaut David Brown jokingly asked Mission Control before the ride home.

ironic, and sad :(
 
2003-02-01 12:25:28 PM
I hear there's some pretty cool stuff going on in the fake national traged... I mean, Photoshop thread this morning.
 
2003-02-01 12:26:04 PM
"I guess you've been wondering, but you are 'go' for the deorbit burn,"

Who's in charge of the "Irony" tag around here?
 
2003-02-01 12:26:08 PM
Weird...

How 'bout this as well...

(New Delhi, India-AP) -- Newspapers in India had put her picture on their front pages to celebrate her homecoming -- now they'll be mourning her apparent death.
Kalpana Chawla was one of the astronauts on space shuttle ``Columbia,'' which apparently broke up this morning on the way to landing.
Chawla was the first Indian-born woman in space.
An Indian space official says it's a ``terrible tragedy.''
Chawla was a modern-day hero in India.
People in her hometown had been planning a celebration. Some 300 children had gathered at a school Chawla attended to sing and dance.
Now, the principal says the atmosphere has turned into
``disbelief, shock and condolence.''



(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
2003-02-01 12:27:18 PM
Chech out this like. Look for the red streak between Tyler and Lufkin.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/radar/loop/DS.p20-r/si.kgrk.shtml
 
2003-02-01 12:27:29 PM
If you use that logic, we were never meant to do anything. People died using the first cars, boats, planes, trains. What about heart attacks jogging? Better stop jogging. Eating? That can kill you also.

By your logic we should just all lie down and die peacefully.
 
2003-02-01 12:28:22 PM
Oh dear.
 
2003-02-01 12:39:57 PM
Sad. Very sad.
 
2003-02-01 12:43:13 PM
It's really not that ironic. I am sure these types of articles are usually written when a shuttle is about to come back to earth. Posting these articles is like rubbing salt into a wound. Some people just feel the need to add twists to tragic news stories.
 
2003-02-01 12:46:26 PM
Does all this panic over the supposed toxicity of the debris remind anyone else of the scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the government is trying to convince the public that a chemical leak accident has occured at The Mountain?

I'm just waiting for them to place a piece of debris in a canary cage for all of us gullible citizens to see.
 
2003-02-01 12:46:58 PM
Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you go on.
Far across the distance and spaces between us
You have come to show you go on.

Near, far, wherever you are,
I believe that the heart does go on.
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart,
And my heart will go on and on.

Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime,
And never let go till we're gone.
Love was when I loved you, one true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on.

Near, far, wherever you are,
I believe that the heart does go on.
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart,
And my heart will go on and on.

You're here, there's nothing I fear
And I know that my heart will go on.
We'll stay forever this way,
You are safe in my heart,
And my heart will go on and on
 
2003-02-01 12:48:44 PM
Kyosuke, you may be a little more accurate of the situation than you think.

They don't want the debris farked with for a multitude of reasons, but toxicity *isn't* likely--that crap would have burnt up when the rest of the shuttle's integrity went.
 
2003-02-01 12:53:24 PM
Ramius5783;


I don't think it's the time for cheesy love lyrics by Celine. re: the Titanic

:(
 
2003-02-01 12:56:14 PM
I don't give a FARK what country they're from, these astrounauts were on a mission for humanity. Its programs like NASA that lead us away from the fu-cked up geopolitics we deal with everyday and help us concentrate on advancing the Human race with the ultimate goal of making the world "as peaceful as it looks from up here." as my Israeli bro put it.
 
2003-02-01 12:57:01 PM
I'm not making light, or watering down how sad this is, but these ppl know the risks, and voluteer for it.
 
2003-02-01 12:57:20 PM
Makes you wonder about all the other articles you read about lesser things doesn't it?
 
2003-02-01 12:59:47 PM
Dewy defeats Truman
 
2003-02-01 01:01:48 PM
Im suprised they havent pulled it back already...
 
2003-02-01 01:05:48 PM
Is eight articles in a row on the same topic some sort of FARK record?
 
2003-02-01 01:10:25 PM
I'll tell you something else weird. I waas going through the the channels yesterday and came across the NASA channel and they had a feed from the shuttle. The astronaut was talking and he said, how the Columbia was a sweet bird, that it takes a lot of maintance on the ground to get it up, but once in space it loves space and never has a problem.

God bless and best wishes to all involved with this horrible event.
 
2003-02-01 01:10:47 PM
The Washington Post just reported that the U.S.
just invaded Iraq. They also report Usama has
been captured. They also report that Tampa Bay
just won their second straight Super Bowl.

Washington Post = > phucking assh*les....
 
2003-02-01 01:12:54 PM
God Bless these Hero's!
 
2003-02-01 01:14:49 PM
OregonVet
Check September 11, 2001.

And where is Oregon, Ohio?
 
2003-02-01 01:16:51 PM
OregonVet
no though this is very sad 9/11 had a bunch. infact fark completely shut down and just had posts for commenting reasons.
 
2003-02-01 01:20:26 PM
One of the astronauts, Kalpana Chawla, was a graduate of the University of Colorado, where I sit right now. Dear old CU.
 
2003-02-01 01:24:50 PM
So...is this evidence that most articles are full of shiat? They've even got QUOTES on there for godsake...
 
2003-02-01 01:26:47 PM
Found on the NASA Website...01.21.03 - An Out of this World Opportunity for Teachers
A new NASA program will show learning in a whole new light by recruiting teachers to become astronauts.
 
2003-02-01 01:28:14 PM
Oh, 9-11, I should have guessed and not looked like a Dork for asking....

Oregon is next to Toledo....
 
2003-02-01 01:31:38 PM
astro716 I'm in amarillo, where the pilot Husbands is from, and an hour and an half north of Lubbock where another crew member was from. :(
 
2003-02-01 01:31:54 PM
Megadethhead,

The quotes are legit. Someone just assumed that the landing would be okay and posted the article.
 
2003-02-01 01:37:58 PM
Holy Toledo!
 
2003-02-01 01:39:28 PM
"NASA's next shuttle flight, a space station construction mission, is scheduled for March. The next time Columbia flies will be in November, when it carries into orbit educator-astronaut Barbara Morgan, who was the backup for Challenger crew member Christa McAuliffe in 1986."

Talk about being lucky.
 
2003-02-01 01:39:47 PM
RabbitHeadLights
I think the mods are doing a great job. You should see some of the crap coming up on TotalFark...

But then again, submissions seem to be down overall vs. a regular Saturday...
 
2003-02-01 01:59:46 PM
As of just before 2 p.m., the friendly little Columbia on its way home article is still the top one listed on Google's news page. The sub articles below it indicate the tragedy.

Farking weird. Does anybody there even look at what they've got on their pages?
 
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