[meteorite-list] Breaking News - Space Shuttle Challenger Missing
From: John Gwilliam <jkg_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:24 2004
It appears that the space shuttle Challenger is gone. While on it's glide
approach for landing this morning, it disappeared from radar and all
communications were lost at an altitude of about 200,000 feet. People in
the northeast section of Texas, about 100 miles north of Dallas, have
reported hearing explosions loud enough to rattle windows in houses.
A few moments ago, footage was show on one of the national news channels of
what appears to be the Challenge breaking up in the upper atmosphere with
several distinct smoke trails visible.
More information will become available throughout the morning.
Received on Sat 01 Feb 2003 09:44:30 AM PST