"Houston, we have a problem."

NASA flight control has lost contact with the space shuttle Columbia on its reentry in the Earth's atmosphere. This is not a good sign. It has burned up on reentry. My sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the astronauts.

Weather radar animation from Abilene, TX. Watch the red streak. Nuff said. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/radar/loop/DS.p20-r/si.kfws.shtml (No longer current, maybe archives contain that morning's pictures.)