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Originally posted by jrod
No, it travels at great speeds durring take off and re-entry so even if it is shot at it is near impossible for it to be hit, also when it is most vulnerable there are security measures on the ground and in the air that will protect the 'bird.'
I do not think it was a coincidence that Columbia broke appart shortly before the Iraq war, I see it as kind of a karmic way of balancing out our sins in the war.
[edit on 4-3-2005 by jrod]
terrorist dont need to do anything nasa seems to be doing agreat job screwing up all on its own
Originally posted by MickeyDee
Is the security during a shuttle launch good enough to stop someone shooting one down.
What is the security like during a launch and is it good enough to stop an attack, because bringing a shuttle down would be a much bigger moral killer than a commercial aircraft!
Why would you need to shoot down the shuttle? They are virtually falling out of the sky already.
There is a conspiracy theory (!) that says Columbia was hit with an a-sat round.