911 Calls Record Horror of Shuttle Disaster

Nacogdoches, Texas-AP -- The call to 9-1-1 described something "very strange" in the skies over east Texas last Saturday morning.

The emergency call was among the first to describe the break-up of the space shuttle "Columbia."

That eyewitness wondered if a plane had just blown up.

But another caller -- an experienced shuttle watcher -- knew all too well.

She reported in a shaking voice that she had probably just seen the space shuttle explode.

But, as she told the dispatcher, "I know there's nothing you can do."

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