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Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« on: 08/18/2006 02:52 PM »
Reuploaded as an attachment.

And now to youtube:


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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #1 on: 08/18/2006 07:55 PM »
THAT was touching! loved it!!!!
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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #2 on: 08/18/2006 10:27 PM »
Well done :)

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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #3 on: 08/19/2006 01:56 PM »
Great speech by Crippen.

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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #4 on: 08/20/2006 03:56 AM »
Awesome, it has made me finally decide to go get a Challenger Columbia liscense plate here in Florida.

It is also a sober moment to reflect.  We live in the present, where we look at the frustrations and challenges of flying the shuttle and getting onto the CEV.  But 20, 50, 100, 500 years from now, when people are living on Mars, Moon, Ceres and Earth and everyone is communicating on the Internet they will see this whole age as the beginning.  the 30 year life of the shuttle will be a blink to them.

The Shuttle has been a step towards our ultimate goal in exploration and getting us off the planet and onward to the Moon and Mars.   The HST SM have been my favorite but all the things that it has done, Spacewalks, Shuttle/Mir, ISS, HST, runway landings will be something that are looked back at with wonder.

That said, its time to start preparing for the next chapter.  Serve the shuttle with pride and dignity and then lets get back to the Moon and restate our human claim to that world.
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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #5 on: 11/12/2006 02:21 AM »
I used to mow Mr Crippens yard when I was 14 yrs old back in 1981.  I went to school with his youngest daughter.  Mr. Crippen is a good man and I am lucky to know him.  I didn't know it when I was at Marine Corps boot camp until a DI had asked me about Mr. Crippen.  Apparently he had written an endorsement letter on my behalf.  
He did a great speech.
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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #6 on: 11/12/2006 03:09 PM »
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I used to mow Mr Crippens yard when I was 14 yrs old back in 1981.  I went to school with his youngest daughter.  Mr. Crippen is a good man and I am lucky to know him.  I didn't know it when I was at Marine Corps boot camp until a DI had asked me about Mr. Crippen.  Apparently he had written an endorsement letter on my behalf.  
He did a great speech.

That's a great story!

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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #7 on: 11/12/2006 03:39 PM »
Thumbs up.

Robert Crippen is one great guy.  If you look at what has changed in the Shuttle program since STS-1, it makes his and John Young's flight even more heroic.


Chris, it would be nice if there were credits to go with this -- who produced it, when it was taken, who put all the footage together, etc.

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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #8 on: 11/12/2006 03:49 PM »
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Chris, it would be nice if there were credits to go with this -- who produced it, when it was taken, who put all the footage together, etc.

It was shown on NASA TV during the anniversary. It was only on for a while, but we managed to grab it. That's all we know.

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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #9 on: 11/12/2006 05:01 PM »
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Chris, it would be nice if there were credits to go with this -- who produced it, when it was taken, who put all the footage together, etc.

It was shown on NASA TV during the anniversary. It was only on for a while, but we managed to grab it. That's all we know.
The speech itself has been discussed here in other threads; it was given at the memorial service on February 7th at the SLF; I have a feeling this is redundant, but anyway, a transcript and link to a video stream of the memorial service is here (Crippen's remarks begin about 20 minutes into the service):
http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/columbia/ksc0207memorial.htm

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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #10 on: 11/12/2006 09:51 PM »
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Chris, it would be nice if there were credits to go with this -- who produced it, when it was taken, who put all the footage together, etc.

It was shown on NASA TV during the anniversary. It was only on for a while, but we managed to grab it. That's all we know.

That particular clip is part of a longer one called "The Best Among Us" in the Remembering STS-107 feature at the NASA Columbia website at http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/home/index.html  .  Well worth a look for anyone who is interested.

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RE: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #11 on: 02/02/2008 04:33 AM »
BUMP -- Hail Columbia!


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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #13 on: 02/02/2008 08:57 PM »
I missed that when it was first posted, so thank-you jj for bringing it back to view.

Bob Crippen's comments are deeply moving.

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #14 on: 02/02/2008 10:13 PM »
We all know what anniversary yesterday was.  To help remember I watch some of the commemorative videos that are archived here.  I greatly appreciate having nasaspaceflight.com to archive these types of videos.

You don't hear many eulogies to a machine.  Unfortunately, it is inevitable that Crippen's will not be the last one.  But I doubt better words will be ever spoken about a ship than Crippen's.

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #15 on: 02/03/2008 08:13 AM »
My Columbia tribute video used to be somewhere on Nasaspaceflight.com, but it seems to be gone now, sorry. If anyone wants to see it, let me know and I'll ask Chris if he wants me to upload it again.
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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #17 on: 02/04/2008 04:08 AM »
Oh thank you!! Wonder why I couldn't find it, after searching for a half-hour? Thanks again. :)
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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #18 on: 02/16/2008 07:50 PM »
Hail Columbia. :)

Great speech.

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #19 on: 05/11/2008 12:14 PM »
Very moving video.

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #20 on: 02/01/2010 01:27 PM »
Hail Columbia!

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #21 on: 02/01/2011 06:24 PM »
Bumped for 8th Anniversary of STS-107. Hail Columbia.


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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #23 on: 02/01/2012 04:20 PM »
Bumped for 9th Anniversary of STS-107. The best tribute to a great ship and a great crew.  Hail Columbia.

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #24 on: 02/01/2012 04:27 PM »
Still brought tears to my eyes, Hail Columbia
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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #25 on: 02/07/2012 08:55 AM »
I remember finding a Columbia tribute video that sampled part of this speech, and Missing by Evanesence as the main theme, on this site but can't seem to find it again. This was years ago though so it may no longer be around. If anyone knows any more though I'd be grateful!

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #26 on: 02/07/2012 09:16 AM »
Spoke too soon! Link below for anyone else interested.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=6454.0

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #27 on: 02/07/2012 03:41 PM »
Spoke too soon! Link below for anyone else interested.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=6454.0

Wow yeah. I forgot how amazing that was. Damn, that was moving.

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #28 on: 01/31/2013 10:28 PM »
Bumped for 10th Anniversary.

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #29 on: 02/01/2013 10:02 AM »
It was a very moving moment ten years ago, and watching it again today I'm still fighting back my tears.

It was - again - the loss of seven extraordinary men and women.

And it was - again - the loss of a fine ship.

And it was the beginning of the end of the Space Shuttle program and - as it stands right now - the beginning of an age of great uncertainty for the manned U.S. space program.

Let's hope all parties involved finally can live up to the legacy left by Columbia - the first of her kind.

Hail Columbia!
« Last Edit: 02/02/2013 09:57 PM by Ares67 »

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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #30 on: 02/01/2013 10:05 AM »
I post this on my Facebook profile every February 1st.  CAPT Crippen's words say it best.
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Re: Crippen's moving tribute to Columbia
« Reply #31 on: 07/22/2013 12:26 PM »
Still chokes me up everytime I watch this, the fact that he honored Columbia as a part of him and as a living soul, just as her crew.
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