February 1, 2003 in front of thousands of Americans at an altitude of 63km broke apart the space shuttle "Columbia", comes in to land after a 15-day mission. The official version of the death, voiced by leading experts NASA, at first glance it seems convincing. However, it is only at first glance. According to a leading expert on the reliability of space systems RSC "Energia" Vyacheslav Bodunkova, inadequacy of this explanation is not obvious only to amateurs. In any of the shuttle missions loses a third of the tiles, which has no effect on it. For example, the Soviet "Buran" lost 16 tiles and safely returned to Earth. So what caused the Columbia disaster?
The peculiarity of the last shuttle flight was the fact that he carried out on the instructions of the Pentagon. The crew was included astronaut Kalpana Chawla — aerodynamics in the specialty. Why do I ask? Aerodynamics of the shuttle has long been thoroughly studied, their takeoff and landing trajectory reconciled to centimeters. The answer is obvious: on the instructions of the military department Chawla was to investigate the behavior of Colombia, in a new mode of flight. Chances are being followed evasive when landing from new media space defense. In these tests, the spacecraft entered the Earth's atmosphere on a trajectory different from the standard, which could lead to overheating of the body as well as to its destruction by the aerodynamic loads.
Wanting to hide the secret destination of Columbia, NASA has devised a completely unrealistic cause of the disaster. The real world is not likely to find out soon. However, today we can say quite definitely that the culprit of the tragedy can only be the Pentagon.