Subtitled Last COCKPIT Tape Shuttle Columbia Accident + Crew Audio





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Published on Dec 13, 2009

Subtitled last tape from the cockpit crew on the fatal re-entry. Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 was lost on its 28th mission
HQ version HERE: http://youtu.be/_rIHdk-_UoM .... The only surviving minutes on a piece of tape found on the ground ( +BBC in/outro) .. . . .►more info ►

Among the 80.000 recovered items later found on the ground was this videotape recording made by the astronauts during the start of re-entry. The 13-minute recording shows the flight crew astronauts conducting routine re-entry procedures and joking with each other. None gives any indication of a problem.
In this video, the flight-deck crew puts on their gloves and passes the video camera around to record plasma and flames visible outside the windows of the orbiter (a normal occurrence).
This recording, which on normal flights would have continued through landing, ends about four minutes before the shuttle began to disintegrate and 11 minutes before Mission Control lost the signal from the orbiter

Space Shuttle Crew:

Commander Rick D. Husband
Pilot William C. McCool
Mission Specialist 4 Laurel B. Clark
Mission Specialist 2 Kalpana Chawla

Miid deck : (not in video)
Ilan Ramon
Michael Anderson
David Brown

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Koronal
  • Album

    • Flicker Away
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • CD Baby (on behalf of Koronal); CD Baby Sync Publishing, and 2 Music Rights Societies


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