Columbia: The Final Pictures

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This is a shameful and irreverent hoax . It first appeared in 2003.

This series of photos is reportedly from an Israeli satellite. Whatever the source they provide an extraordinarily clear record of the final moments of



  1. There was no satellite pointed at the Columbia at any time during its decent.

  2. These pictures show a Space Shuttle in orbit, not returning to Earth.

  3. The pictures are stills from the disaster movie Armageddon. Note the meteorites. A real Shuttle mission has the shuttle orbiting the Earth upside down, not right way up.

  4. Columbia did NOT blow up, it disintegrated over a distance of several hundred miles,

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