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STS-107 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Columbia, launched January 16, 2003. The seven-member crew died on February 1, 2003 when the shuttle disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. The cause of the accident was a piece of foam that broke off during launch and damaged the thermal protection system components (reinforced carbon-carbon panels and thermal protection tiles) on the leading edge of the left wing of the Shuttle orbiter, causing an extensive heat build-up. During re-entry the damaged wing slowly overheated and came apart, eventually leading to loss of control and total disintegration of the vehicle.
Originally posted by linuxman2k3
Hi everyone. First of all happy new year everyone! I'm a believer but I do not support hoaxes in any way before anyone jumps to shout "sketptic". This is actually my first thread in this forum so bear with me for a second please. Many of you remember the Apollo 20 hoax that came up in youtube in 2007 where a supposed mission to the moon was carried out to explore a mile-long UFO.
Originally posted by Yknot
So, do you think the Apollo 20 liftoff was faked too?