Talk:Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

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Former good articleSpace Shuttle Columbia disaster was one of the Engineering and technology good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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DateProcessResult
November 20, 2005Featured article candidateNot promoted
June 18, 2006Peer reviewReviewed
July 5, 2006Good article nomineeListed
July 30, 2008Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article

Disintegration photo[edit]

Is there, anywhere, in existence a high quality photo of the disintegration, with size of at least 800x600? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcwenger (talkcontribs) 00:54, August 28, 2007 (UTC)

Investigation/Conclusions[edit]

In Investigation/Conclusions it reads, "It concluded the organizational structure and processes were sufficiently flawed and that a compromise of safety was expected no matter who was in the key decision-making positions."

Should this not be, "It concluded the organizational structure and processes were sufficiently flawed and that a compromise of safety was expected no matter who was in the key decision-making positions."

If not, the phrase "sufficiently flawed" does not make sense to me. Sufficiently flawed to what? Sufficiency denotes meeting requirement, in a positive sense, unless qualified. Is my feeling.


Another thing on flight options: "...and concluded that the rescue option would have had a considerably higher chance of bringing Columbia's crew back alive." Shouldn't this say "would not have had"? Tpkatsa (talk) 02:32, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

Side Effects of "Columbia" Disaster on Observers on the Ground Below?[edit]

The "Columbia" disaster likely played a role in accidents caused by startled observers on the ground. It may have played a role in the fatal auto accident of Ronnie Respress (1975-2003) of Rohnert Park, California, who crashed his car on Highway 116 in Sonoma County east of Petaluma early in the morning of February 1, 2003. The ill-fated "Columbia" passed overhead near that location early that morning. Jab73 (talk) 09:19, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Do you have a reliable source for that? It is highly unlikely, unless the driver was distracted by seeing the bright streak or "flash" that Columbia would have made at an altitude of 230,000 feet over California. No debris hit the ground west of Texas. JustinTime55 (talk) 15:12, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

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Participate in the deletion discussion at the nomination page. —Community Tech bot (talk) 12:12, 12 November 2020 (UTC)