Friday, January 28, 2011

"Obviously a major malfunction...."

25 Years ago today,  I was home from school with cold and  turned on CNN to watch the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger.  

Along with the rest of the world I watched as America's first civilian to fly into space, Teacher Christa Mcauliffe, along with the six other members of the the Challenger crew perished as the shuttle orbiter exploded shortly after launch.

Then,  in what may have been his finest moment as President, Ronald Reagan led the nation in mourning their loss and honoring their courage and sacrifice.

NASA has set aside today as an official "Day of Remembrance" , not just for the  Challenger Seven, but for all those we have lost in our quest to explore space.

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