I apologize if this was covered in one of the earlier Columbia threads, but here goes:
I had several late nights leading up to February 1, and I was going to stay in bed as long as I could. I ended up getting out of bed at 9:15 Eastern, and the Hammer-babe, who had already been up told me when I walked in “They’ve lost contact with the Space Shuttle.”
I knew that wasn’t good and was hit with the same stunned disbelief that we all felt on 9/11/01.
But here’s the question:
Was anyone watching the coverage leading to the loss of contact? I was wondering how it was being covered before anyone realized that something serious had happened.