Geeks at Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base snap Shuttle photo using 3.5″ telescope and 11 yr old Macintosh! It shows what appears to be a suspicious bulge on the shuttle’s wing shortly before it broke apart. “We were not asked by NASA to do this,” said Robert Fugate, the optical range’s technical director. “There was no official project or tasking to do this. The people who work here are geeks. This was an opportunity to look at a rapidly moving object and try to take a picture of it. That’s really all it was.”

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