Thread: Space Shuttle
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Old 02-01-03, 04:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It was 200,000 feet high when it broke up. This is well beyond the reach of conventional weapons and aircraft. The mostly likely occurance was structural damage caused by the shuttle coming in at the wrong attitude and not being able to correct it. The stress of re-entry is enormous and the slightest of errors are catastrophic.
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