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RARE! Space shuttle Columbia Explosion footage

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On February 1st, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during its re-entry into the atmosphere. The seven astronauts were killed. 82 seconds after the launch of shuttle (STS-107), a sizable piece of foam struck the leading edge of Columbia's left wing, at a speed between 650 and 950 km/h, making a hole in the protective tiles made of reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC), close to the landing gear area. During the re-entry into the atmosphere, plasma at 1500 °C penetrated through this hole in the left wing protective shield, and progressively destroyed the inner part of the wing. The crew lost the control of the shuttle. A few second later, the vehicle disintegrated
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alanjrkaminski (2 days ago)
Nothing rare about this I saw this on four stations when it happened
MB Loves Pandas (4 days ago)
Riposate in pace.... eroi dello spazio, solo il destino vi vinse!
Miffy Jupiter (14 days ago)
Michael Fitzgerald (21 days ago)
That God someone had photographic skill.. This can be studied.. A prayer for the fallen.. They did not die in vain and there was no pain so that we could persue the end game.. To move the pace foreward..🔤
Brian Meyer (1 month ago)
It wasn't an explosion. The orbiter was burned up by friction upon entering the atmosphere!
STS114RTF2005 (27 days ago)
Yep it disintegrated which is not the same as an explosion.
Arizona Sunflowers (1 month ago)
This is very old.
WHITE LIGHTNING (1 month ago)
Paul Grimm (1 month ago)
I watched her burn up over Texas in person
calcmandan (1 month ago)
how is this rare?
K Trevellion (1 month ago)
They were taken out, it's clear as day in this video. Don't believe the bullshit cover story, what were they carrying though hmm
viraj madushanka (1 month ago)
No Wife (1 month ago)
After Columbia, it is all CGI
Everett Riley (1 month ago)
loss of 7 great people. I always hoped they went fast.
Michael Talbot (1 month ago)
Those pre guys and Thier families
wash beezy (1 month ago)
Yeahhh, this isn't rare. I only clicked on it because I knew this was click bait and I had to comment. You are pathetic.
James Darr (2 months ago)
I'll bet that big puff at :18 was the cabin depressurizing and breaking up... :(
MeekToaster 2001 (2 months ago)
now im officially scared to ride a space ship now
Nuke gamez (2 months ago)
Never seen at this angle before cool
Stone Cold Steve Autism (2 months ago)
I remember seeing this as a kid :(
Jonesey Default (2 months ago)
Boy- thats sad Girl- thats sad Idiots who have no respect- oof/f
TheShermanTanker (2 months ago)
Flat earthers: Lol it's all fake no one died fuck those actors
Kir Ovchinnikov (2 months ago)
So sad....rest in peace...
YZFR1mart (2 months ago)
Filmed with an iPhone x ?
Lance Hurley (2 months ago)
Once the wing fell off,they didn’t know what hit em
Chandan Sh (2 months ago)
Columbia wait Was this sponsored by a drug lord
Jay douglas (2 months ago)
It didn’t explode it broke apart
Kemal Mustafa (3 months ago)
God didnt make people to go into space,same as going into the deep sea, We are not supposed to go there
Sandra Anderson (3 months ago)
Kalpana chawla
Liam Ross (3 months ago)
It wasn't an explosion or anything close to it. It was a complete disinigration from ultra-hot gases entering the wings previously damaged and ruptured wing as the shuttle entered our atmosphere. Once the hot gasses entered the exposed air frame, the entire side and lower section of the Columbia began literally coming apart at over 17000km's/hr. Like a massive gust of ultra hot wind sheer on the side of a steel shed, it came apart. No explosion.
Bb Bb (3 months ago)
Hoax! And mostly all comments defending this shit are paid shills
jrockett73 (3 months ago)
Real as hell for thirty years. You could have watched them launch or land yourself with your own eyes . I wish I was getting paid, then I wouldn't have to work.
juschu67 (3 months ago)
Das kommt davon wenn die Organisation einen an der Kachel hat
Cynthia Hills (3 months ago)
My daughter and I saw this as it melted over us in Texas. We both knew immediately what was happening and just cried and hugged each other. Hope it was instantaneous. They were some of the best of us.
Carlos Martinez (3 months ago)
It was like a meteor ! 😨
Mark of Excellence (3 months ago)
It didn’t explode.
Freedom Storm (3 months ago)
This is NOT an explosion, grubers.
Victoria Castro (3 months ago)
16 years ago today.
zippyzee (3 months ago)
This isn't "RARE" at all...
STS114RTF2005 (3 months ago)
This happened exactly 16 years ago today.
Moe Szyslack (3 months ago)
Exactly 16 years now... rip
La Sal (3 months ago)
Hope they did not suffer too long. Rest In Peace space heroes.
jeeperscriminy (3 months ago)
Columbia Houston UHF Comm check...
Terry Bardy (3 months ago)
OMG! It's too tragic!
Adaya Norrell (4 months ago)
I'm in 5th grade and when I ask someone if they know what a space shuttle is, they go: "Huh, whats that?" It makes me kind of mad to learn everyone's forgetting about this.....
Mohiuddin Alamgir (4 months ago)
Why the Pentagon, the mightiest organisation on the earth , which is capable of destroying the whole planet many times, was not involved in the rescue mission for those seven astronauts from troubled space shuttle Columbia with its immense resources?Definitely the pentagon was not a white elephant.It should have attempted a rescue mission.
Hoang Quan Nguyen (4 months ago)
John Marston (4 months ago)
Everyone talks about the Challenger’s critical failure post-takeoff yet this killed just as many astronauts, I didn’t even know this ever happened (I was in kindergarten in 2003) until like a month ago. Shows that what gets attention is what the media chooses to give attention to.
Corey Edwards (3 months ago)
You must have been living on another planet to not know this happened until now.
Kyle Martinez (4 months ago)
It never “exploded” it just disintegrated
At least the soviet didn't make an anti US propaganda out of this.
Suppergillow (4 months ago)
This shit is hoax
Matinalii (3 months ago)
Adaya Norrell (4 months ago)
This is the kind of crap that makes me mad! You have proof right here that this really happened!
Frederick Jacob (4 months ago)
that fried them up quick and crispy....man wasn't meant for space travel...
ElliotGaming (5 months ago)
Why did America use Fahrenheit: because they wanted to be different... sound familiar?! 🤣😭😂
Marco T (5 months ago)
Columbia did NOT explode. It broke up.
Major Geek (5 months ago)
It makes me so angry that there are people that have given their lives to this day and age : Apollo 1, Soyuz 11 , Challenger and yet there are people that still believe that the earth is flat and all space travel is a hoax
Major Geek (5 months ago)
Many more people have died making these events happen but to no avail, as the mission would end up in tragedy
Hamoud Bayacoub (5 months ago)
Fake..everyparts broke on to debris but the helmet still okay..lol
jrockett73 (5 months ago)
A lot of equipment made it back undamaged.
Sad end to a historic space craft, and its 7 crew members
Batty Rash (5 months ago)
So sad
Crystal Andis (5 months ago)
Happy John (5 months ago)
Why so many dislikes?... 3:22 PM 12/10/2018
Hoang Quan Nguyen (4 months ago)
Happy John People who think space is a hoax and earth is flat.
Jacob Fields (5 months ago)
I remember being in 5th grade watching this on TV in the classroom. We couldn’t totally fathom it then, but it definitely stayed in our minds as it will forever. I remember watching it clear as day too. Like it was yesterday. Im 26 now.
sexobscura (5 months ago)
It was a very blatant Alien invasion, people
Sovietic0 (5 months ago)
ahora lo acusaran a bin laden?
Julia Smith (5 months ago)
Thank you. ❤️
ROOKTABULA (6 months ago)
Maintenance fuckups + human error = 2 destroyed shuttles
Matthew Boi (6 months ago)
So sad, those guys who started this intire ISS build.
This only happened 11 days before I was born... I came into this world on the 12th.
Angelo Pal (6 months ago)
That was a beautiful scene,I love the outcome,it never fails, hahahahahaha
Shaw358 (6 months ago)
assuming you're from Israel, just looking at your name, a pilot serving for the Israeli air force died that day
Cornelius Crewe (6 months ago)
That is still so heartbreaking. I can only hope they never knew what happened to them.
Marc Lévesque (6 months ago)
Did we found the bodies ?
Shaboi_Mike (6 months ago)
Only parts. The astronauts knew there was something wrong and probably as soon as they knew the vehicle tumbled and decompressed which would have incapacitated the crew for the violent tumbling and friction of reentry.
jrockett73 (6 months ago)
Thomas Liénart (7 months ago)
You can download the investigation report instead of taking wild guess about what happened : https://www.nasa.gov/columbia/home/CAIB_Vol1.html
jbdoggy (7 months ago)
Sad! As a kid i always remembered Columbia as the 1st space shuttle & got me so fascinated & obsessed about space shuttles....planes that could go into space as i viewed it at that time. Even wanted to build airfix models of the craft. There other disaster Challenger was sad too but didnt shake me up as much as Columbia. I suppose its similar effect with 1st love...You always tend to remember & be impacted by the 1st 1 the most! Good bye Columbia & RIP crew!
Emily Marcucci (7 months ago)
poor people
Farah Ahmed (7 months ago)
i remember my brother was born in feb 1st 2003
Ryan McAlister (7 months ago)
Thats should never of happened this is why NASA is fucked the management did nothing when they were told about what the engineers discovered as reported what they saw watching the tape
NA NU (7 months ago)
Super 👍 es gibt doch Gerechtigkeit 😂👍
Jengis Khan (7 months ago)
They finally rest in pieces
JTC Conquer (7 months ago)
RIP true heroes.
CrashBurnman95 (7 months ago)
Can't believe the inside cabin video tape survived
Glen Rad (7 months ago)
Maybe a consiracy wrapped in a riddle
Sherol Stewart (8 months ago)
GOD speed.
Jamica and Hugh (8 months ago)
Blametheidiot Clintons (8 months ago)
It did not come apart upon re-entry !
Blametheidiot Clintons (8 months ago)
It already had holes in it from the fallen angels who shot it out of space for trying to get a picture of those big Holes on either end of our earth.
Shaw358 (6 months ago)
big jake (8 months ago)
God rest there souls
Kookie (8 months ago)
Please excuse my ignorance, but did they ever find any astronauts remains from the wreckage? I did hear that their deaths would not be instant once the shuttle started to disintegrate. What a terrible way to die 🙁
jrockett73 (8 months ago)
Found parts of all of them.
CG Entertainment (8 months ago)
Rumors of several astronauts ready to expose the truth about aliens even pictures . So government had to kill them all.
Velocity Amersey (8 months ago)
The day I was born that’s insane
Vladоаиип Tito 6 (8 months ago)
Congratulations, Murica xd
John Carrillo (8 months ago)
Sad and they were building the station for man to progress into space
jrockett73 (8 months ago)
Nope. This was not a mission to the ISS. It was a Spacelab mission. A laboratory .
Furry Destroyer (9 months ago)
How rare does it have to be if 4 million people watched this one video, not including all the others?
ltzn (7 months ago)
Strawberry Flavored Clorox Bleach he probably meant as rare, like rare footage like no one has seen it before so it's rare
SübZer00 (9 months ago)
This makes me so sad... as someone who wants to go to space I understand why they take the risk but I can't understand people who disrespect astronauts so much
Kurohige D. Teach (9 months ago)
I remember this in 5th...sad this is never talked about any more
Luke Bishop (9 months ago)
i just hate when people die doing what they loved
HRTBRK 1 (9 months ago)
Having realised Anything can happen in an instant without you ever knowing. I never want to go outside again. Ill live under my blanket forever.
HRTBRK 1 (9 months ago)
almostfm fuk.
almostfm (9 months ago)
Which, I should point out, would greatly increase your chances of being accidentally smothered by your blanket. Nitey-nite.
TampaOutlaw (9 months ago)
0:18 you know everybody dead now.
Jay's Vlogs (9 months ago)
I was born a few hours after this happened...
Hornet Gaming (9 months ago)
so sad.. i can only imagine the terror the crew felt
TheRubberStudiosASMR (10 months ago)
I manage to capture all of these crazy events live. I remember watching this at 3am. same with 9/11 and the boxing day tsunami. I'm not much of a sports fan so this is my bread and butter
Ady Baez (10 months ago)
Another USA mystery
Eliran Cohen (10 months ago)
Coming home ... :(

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