From: Adrian Vickers <>
Date: Sat Feb 1 17:44:00 2003

At 23:02 01/02/2003, you wrote:

>On Sat, 1 Feb 2003, Adrian Vickers wrote:
> > >I heard on ABC news this afternoon that there had been
> > >some external fuel tank insulation knocked off during
> > >launch of the Columbia, and it had impacted the wing
> > Although that sounds somewhat implausible (how would ABC know, when no-one
> > else does?), I wouldn't be entirely surprised if it was the case.
>There was a fair amount of NASA mention of it this morning.

Fair enough.

The BBC rather poingiantly (sp?) recorded the last words of Columbia as
"Roger...erm..."; so it looks like they didn't get much warning of an
imminent problem.

> > Incidentally, does anyone know if Columbia had been updated to the latest
> > flight s/w & h/w? I know there was work on-going to do this, but I've no
> > knowledge of what stage they'd got to.
>Would a newer version of Windoze have reduced the chances of

You can't compile ADA to run on Windows...
Cheers, Ade.
Be where it's at, B-Racing!
Received on Sat Feb 01 2003 - 17:44:00 GMT

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