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spacecrusader

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Why is it that whenever a little piece of a shuttle is blown off/chiped away during takeoff, everyone gets scared? I dont see how a little piece causes so much discomfort.
 
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nimbus

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The mission threads (most recently Endeavour's) here at SDC have the details you're looking for. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Uhh, ever hear of Columbia??? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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kyle_baron

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In laymans terms: The external foam from the external tank is as hard as ice, from the very cold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen inside the tank. The shuttle tiles are hard but BRITTLE. When hard, strikes hard and brittle, hard and brittle loses. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font size="4"><strong></strong></font></p> </div>
 
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askold

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It's a matter of mass and velocity.<br /><br />Imagine your buddy throws a half dollar coin at you - annoying. Now imagine you're shot with a .40 cal 180 grain bullet - you're dead.<br /><br />Same mass, different velocity.
 
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docm

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Trust him on the .40/180's. Those thing hit like a hammer dropped from a 20 story building <img src="/images/icons/tongue.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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