Saturday, January 28, 2006


I had just come home from physics lab and switched on CNN to watch the Challenger launch. It was pretty clear seeing the two divergent contrails that something terrible had happened. It was an incredibly sad day.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."
-Ronald Reagan

God bless the crew of Challenger.


Anonymous said...

I had been bowling that morning, and after, Ron and I went to Service Merchandise and saw it being televised. That is definitely one of those experiences you never forget where you were or what you were doing!!

God bless the families of the Challenger crew.


tbwiub93 said...

I was in 8th grade, sitting in my journalism class when our teacher told us something had happened. I remember going home and watching the coverage and then going to babysit and watching more. Unfortunately, that type of disaster has happened again in my lifetime. God bless all of the space pioneers that have given their lives to further our space exploration.

Milo said...

yes, next week is the anniversary of the Columbia loss. Exploration is dangerous business, but we have to do it. It's in our genetic makeup to find out what's over that next hill. When we ran out of hills here, we just looked to the stars. I expect before my children's time on Earth is done, they will witness a human stepping on the surface of Mars.

Odyssey said...

I was working in a phosphate fertilizer factory running the analytical lab for the summer. I got up in the morning in time to watch the launch live. I haven't watched another launch live since.

Anonymous said...

I was a sophomore at the University of Iowa, sitting in my dorm room watching the launch. I think that was the first time I really took an interest in what was happening in the world around me.