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Mysterious purple streak is shown hitting Columbia 7 minutes before it disintegrated

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posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 11:58 PM
Found this rather interesting story, a very strange beam like purple streak seems to hit the shuttle shortly after it disintegrates. The who and why of it I don't know but it seems strange to me what do you think?


I am not sure of the validity of the websites maybe the story has ben run already in the US but its the first time I have run across it. This is being investigated by NASA according to the story.

Very Strange.

posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 06:17 AM
An exposure of 4 to 6 seconds, as they say in the article, can make anything into a streak.

Also, the fact that the article is from February 5, 2003 may indicate that this was not related to the explosion, I think that even a little relation would ave been talked about in these 3 years.

posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 07:28 AM
Looks like something could have broken off at that point, and just been burning up.

posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 09:28 AM
Yes. It was obviously the foam that did that shuttle in. Just like the planes took down the towers, not explosives. And a manure bomb was used in the oklahoma city bombing.

posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 02:17 PM
No oklahoma was not just the truck bomb... if it was, please explain why bomb squad was there BEFORE the explosion, and explain why a former explosives expert from the Army states that a truck bomb could never have done that damage - All the IRA truck bombs here in the uk were much bigger, but never brought down an entire building side.

Back to the shuttle - There is footage of it being struck by some form of high altitude lightning / energy just before it blew to pieces, it was aired here in the UK at Christmas. NASA did try to deny it at the time till they saw the footage - then they refused to give out any more interviews about it.

posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 02:44 PM
This image has been public for years. In fact, I even think it featured in a BBC "Horizon" programme about the phenomenon of superlightning (a more likely explanation of the purple streak than camera shake, since this would also have smeared the atmospheric trail left by the shuttle).

Actually, the real conspiracy behind the Columbia shuttle disaster was that France planted a thermite bomb in the wheel bay of the shuttle in revenge for America planting a simlar device in the wheel bay of the Concorde that crashed in Paris three years earlier - thus, very soon after, putting an end to the European supersonic air transport industry (the French didn't dare risk flying Concorde again). The American motivation was that Airbus, the French led European plane making consortium, was making serious inroads into Boeing's stranglehold of the international commercial jet market, largely on the strength of the prestige endowed by their association (as part developer and manufacturer) with the Concorde, which, being French, they played up to the hilt with prospective Airbus customers (Jacques Chirac was actually at the airport to show off the Concorde to a Japanese delegation when it nearly plowed into him on takeoff before it crashed).

posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 02:56 PM
Wow thats a pretty deep theory you have there about concorde... It would make a twisted dark kind of sense in a way, but man thats a nasty thing to do to a beautiful FAST plane. Ok the French and Americans don't see eye to eye but bombing a civ aircraft to keep boeings sales up?? wow!

posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 04:09 PM
from the article

Although there are several possible benign explanations for the image -- such as a barely perceptable jiggle of the camera as it took the time exposure

Ockham's Razor folks, lets not go off into the deep end

posted on Mar, 1 2006 @ 12:01 PM
Occams razor sucks, I hate that guy for making something up that any idiot can understand, so they can keep using it to stay as ignorant as they want to. I doubt this shuttle was done in by the official foam explanation, even if this blue arc had nothing to do with it. It probably did though, from what I understand they were in quite a rush to get back. And the sun was flaring pretty bad at the time. And the world is coming to an end....

posted on Mar, 1 2006 @ 01:28 PM
go back to sleep everyone, that was just the pulsed weapon firing.

posted on Mar, 1 2006 @ 02:45 PM

One potential method might be a powerfull ground-based laser (why was the infrared sensor on one of our satellites suddenly blinded as it passed over the USSR?) A laser on the Mir space station recently "illuminated" an ICBM during the cruise phase of its flight in space, demonstrating Soviet ability to detect and track a missile, according t o Pentagon sources (Washington Inquirer , July 24, 1987).

The purpose of Mir may indeed include bringing about "peace" -- Soviet style,
implies absence of opposition.

The Soviets are also developing an airborne laser. Assuming a successful development effort, limited initial deployment could begin in the early l990s. Such a laser platform could have missions including antisatellite operations, protection of high-value airborne assets, and cruise missile defense.

The Soviets are working on technologies or have specific weapons-related programs underway for more advanced antisatellite systems. These include space-based kinetic energy, ground- and space-based laser, particle beam, and radio frequency weapons. The Soviets apparently believe that these techniques offer greater promise for future antisatellite application than continued development of ground-based orbital interceptors equipped with conventional warheads. The Soviets also believe that military applications of directed energy technologies hold promise of overcoming weaknesses in their conventional air and missile defenses.

The USSR's high-energy laser program, which dates from the mid-1960s, is much larger than the US effort. They have built over a half dozen major R&D facilities and test ranges, and they have over 10,000 scientists and engineers associated with laser development. They are developing chemical lasers and have continued to work on other high-energy lasers having potential weapons applications - the gas dynamic laser and the electric discharge laser. They are also pursuing related laser weapon technologies, such as efficient electrical power sources, and are pursuing capabilities to produce high-quality optical components. They have developed a rocket-driven magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator which produces 15 megawatts of short-term electric power - a device that has no counterpart in the West. The scope of the USSR's military capabilities would depend on its success in developing advanced weapons, including laser weapons for ballistic missile defense.

The Soviets have now progressed beyond technology research, in some cases to the development of prototype laser weapons. They already have ground-based lasers that could be used to interfere with US satellites. In the late 1980s, they could have prototype space based laser weapons for use against satellites. In addition, ongoing Soviet programs have progressed to the point where they could include construction of ground-based laser antisatellite(ASAT) facilities at operational sites. These could be available by the end of the 1980s and would greatly increase the Soviets' laser ASAT capability beyond that currently at their test site at Sary Shagan. They may deploy operational systems of space-based lasers for antisatellite purposes in the l990s, if their technology developments prove successful, and they can be expected to pursue development of space-based laser systems for ballistic missile defense for possible deployment after the year 2000.

In 1976, a KH-11 or Code 1010 satellite was "painted" by a Soviet laser
and sustained "permanent damage," according to a senior Air Force official.
This source said that such paintings continued into the late 1980s.

I am just saying; dont be so hasty when it comes to claiming 'it's nothing'. Imo the era of effective space based DEW's dawned in 1977.


[edit on 1-3-2006 by StellarX]

posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 12:51 PM
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[edit on 3/8/2006 by cmdrkeenkid]

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