A riveting account of Columbia´s last moments 10 years ago Posted By: ricksteroni 2/2/2013 4:49:22 PM Brutally Honest, by Rick Original Article
PJMedia has a moment by moment accounting in a piece that is the prologue to a soon to be released book, titled “Safe Is Not An Option: How Our Futile Obsession With Getting Everyone Back Alive Is Killing Our Future In Space”:
... the first hint of trouble appeared a few minutes after Entry Interface, defined as 400,000 feet
The vehicle was still moving at about Mach 24 — twenty-four times the speed of sound. The yaw moment had changed almost imperceptibly, with a gentle tug to the left — there was a slight asymmetry in the aircraft’s aerodynamics, but...