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On February 1, 2003 the
Space Shuttle OV-102 Columbia broke apart during reentry and took with it the
lives of seven astronauts. The resulting debris field spread across
several states and possibly a portion of the Pacific Ocean as well. This
tragedy left not only an extended debris field and grieving families, but also
left many questions in the minds of those who witnessed it in person as well as
on TV. As a mechanical engineer with an aerospace background, I believe that there are aspects of the events
that took place between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m. Est. on February 1st that do not
appear to fit the theories NASA is currently making public. Neither
damaged tiles, missing tiles, or a breach of the shuttles wing itself adequately
explain the chain of events that led to the final catastrophic breakup of the
The End of the Space
End of the Space Shuttle Program 10/20/2010:
The original purpose of this investigation was to
determine the true reasons for the disaster that befell the shuttle
Columbia when the official government investigation seemed to be hiding
and or misstating some of the facts. As the investigation continued it became more
evident that a cover-up for the true cause of the shuttle disaster was
at play. When the research on STS-107 hit a certain point various
contradictions between the hard data collected on the STS-107 reentry
and statements provided by the official government investigation became
undeniable. Further research provided clarity regarding the reasons for covering up the
cause of the Columbia disaster.
As stated in the document titled,
America’s Defenses (A Report of The Project For the New American
Century)”, on page 56, expenditures for NASA programs especially
the Space Shuttle stands in the way of building a permanent military
presence in space. Destroying the Columbia and thereby promoting
the dissolution of America's manned space program was simply a means to
an end. By significantly reducing and eventually eliminating the
manned presence in Earth orbit, the military has paved the way for the
weaponization of space.
One of the main occurrences which prompted the
establishment of this investigation were the initial news reports being
broadcast on many television and radio stations during the morning of
the disaster. The text of all these reports were virtually
identical as if they were being read straight from a press release being
sent to the station. This in itself would not be a reason for
suspicion except that all of the reports included the fact that a foam
strike during launch was the probable cause for the disaster.
There were no reports of the foam strike during launch made public prior
to February 1, 2003. This appeared to be a planned release in the
event that something should go wrong during reentry. It is more
than unusual for NASA to include a cause for an accident so soon after
it occurs let alone within the first hours or even minutes afterward.
Even if NASA suspects a cause for an accident it is unheard of for them
to make such a statement until the conclusion of a full investigation.
Given NASA's history regarding such things nothing about this seemed correct.
The Columbia disaster was meant to prove that the
shuttle program is too risky and dangerous to continue. The Space
Shuttle program is ending with no truly
viable vehicle that can perform anywhere near the same functions waiting
to take its place. The last shuttle flight will probably be
STS-135 flown by Atlantis about the middle of 2011. The final
shuttle flights are listed on the page indicating,
The Current Status
of Each Space Shuttle Orbiter. When the Space Shuttle program
first started it was estimated that each shuttle should have a useful
life of 100 missions. As the program stands currently with only a
few months left we are at roughly only
one third of that viable life span. The shuttle could have easily
flown for many more years.
It was known from the beginning that space flight would be neither easy
nor safe and being an astronaut mean that you have accepted these risks.
Having a viable manned space program provides not only jobs and
opportunity but also a positive focus for the nation and humanity in
general. However, if your eventual goal is the military domination of
space such things are unnecessary and even dangerous.
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be navigated by using the
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to more easily break down the various concepts contained on the
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to believe that it's been five years since that terrible Saturday
morning which took the lives of seven American astronauts. What
was also destroyed was more than simply an expensive piece of space
hardware but had also become an important icon within the community of
individuals following NASA and the progress of space exploration.
The space shuttle Columbia was the first truly reusable spacecraft.
The creators of the websites linked to on this
page understand the importance of sharing information. These
websites are not always technical in nature and may not even be
shuttle related but are current events oriented and of great importance.
This summary table is based on the
modular aspects of the website and investigation as described on the
Statement page. The column on the right below is a brief
description of each of the major conclusions reached during the
Columbia's Sacrifice investigation. The column to the
left contains links to the best possible supporting material for the
associated conclusion. If a more complete examination of the
website is required please start with the
Complete Table of
Contents just below this table on the home page.
is virtually certain that the OEX Data Recorder was planted in the
debris field well after Columbia's breakup as a vehicle to
introduce additional evidence favorable to the preordained
outcome of the official investigation, "Foam Debris
Impact on Leading Edge of Left Wing". Main Tip-off:
documentation shows that the Columbia's OEX Recorder along with
all of its associated equipment, wiring and sensors was removed
during Columbia's last overhaul in Palmdale. Condition of
OEX is not commiserate with being part of the Columbia
discrepancy. Main Tip-off: (When
they are overlaid with each other the official STS-107 Ground Track document and
Debris Field plot show the point where Columbia broke up already
well into the debris field, it should appear well before the
official altitude stated for Columbia at LOS, (200,767 Ft.),
was far too high based on the outcome of engineering analysis
on the Columbia's, Reentry Trajectory Vs. Debris Field Size
actual altitude at LOS was calculated to be 34,500 Ft.
based on the assumption that the guidance and control systems of
the shuttle were badly damaged preventing it from performing any
of the typical reentry flight maneuvers, (see
No's. 5 through 8 below). Because the very
massive Space Shuttle engines impacted the ground at Mach 2 in
the vicinity of Fort Polk Louisiana, a straight line can be
drawn from that point back up to Entry Interface (EI).
Following this line back down to the point where LOS occurred
gives and altitude of 34,500 Ft.
34,500 Ft. altitude was verified by determining
the Columbia's altitude near Nacogdoches Texas and the altitude
of the debris trail shown on the NOAA satellite photo also near
Nacogdoches, (The two values were, (8,900 Ft.
for the debris
trail) Vs. (9,450 Ft. for Columbia) with a difference between them
of only 6%).
official impact testing done on the RCC panels was seriously
flawed based on sloppy protocols for scientific testing and the
overstated worst case nature of the results. The test
reports give the impression that they were driving the RCC panels
towards failure by increasing vulnerable trajectory angles and
impact locations beyond any known flight conditions when the
previous test did not fail or adequately damage an RCC
panel. It appears therefore that the impact study was driven
towards a desired outcome and its data is invalid for use in the
on Columbia's inverted parabolic ascent trajectory it is very
unlikely that any foam debris from the forward bipod attachment would have struck the shuttle due to the centrifugal
forces acting on the debris forcing it outward away from the
orbiter. When a diagram of the foam debris flight path
required to hit the wing is compared to a more natural flight
path for the debris, the aft bipod attachment becomes a much
more likely point of impact.
official final report seriously contradicts itself when it
points to data showing the Columbia with constantly increasing
negative Yaw and positive Roll trends throughout reentry but
also states that reentry was fairly normal up to a point
even saying that the shuttle performed the standard reentry
banking and rolling flight maneuvers. Both of these
statements cannot possibly be true. If the Columbia
continuously rotated to the left, (negative Yaw rate),
and rolled to the right, (positive roll rate), then it
could not have performed any flight maneuvers and visa versa.
Columbia very likely encountered something that destroyed most of
its avionics equipment and guidance and flight programs at 13:47:32
(This was the end of the crew cabin video and virtually all
voice communications with Mission Control).
comprehensive overview of scientific documents on the subject of
recreating the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) effect for the purpose
of missile defense as well as the actual United States Patent,
for the transmission system used at the HAARP research facility
located in Alaska and operated by the Navy and Air Force shows
that it is capable of producing a field of high speed
relativistic particles in the upper atmosphere exactly where the
Columbia would pass through during reentry.
log kept by researcher Marshall Smith indicates that the HAARP
transmitter was operating in "Missile Defense Mode", for
90 minutes before Columbia passed through its field of influence
and for 90 minutes after, (This information is not verifiable
and no one else is known to monitor HAARP transmissions).
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