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Take a moment today to remember
our nation’s fallen astronauts

Houston Chronicle, by Eric Berger

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/28/2014 1:09:30 PM

It’s that somber time of year when we take a few moments in Houston, the home of NASA astronauts, to remember the three crews who sacrificed their lives for the advancement of human exploration. Apollo 1: On Jan. 27, 1967, during a pre-flight test on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the command module. Theirs was to be the first crewed flight of the Apollo program. Challenger: On the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, seven astronauts died when a booster engine failed, causing the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bonbon, 1/28/2014 1:37:04 PM     (No. 9709217)

I did just that and watched the awesome video of our awesome President. One who knew how to encourage and inspire the everyday person going about their day as well as men and women with Great Things to accomplish. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reilly, 1/28/2014 1:39:22 PM     (No. 9709221)


I remember there was ice visible on the lauchpad assembly in the Challenger tape on the Today show that fateful morning. Thought sure it would be postponed.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: noddy, 1/28/2014 1:52:41 PM     (No. 9709239)

Thank you OP for this reminder. I hope the names of these brave men and women will never be forgotten. I am thankful we do not have a special holiday for this so that department stores can have another sale. Same goes for the original 9/11.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MsHope, 1/28/2014 2:07:54 PM     (No. 9709257)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/28/2014 2:10:19 PM     (No. 9709263)

Rest in Peace, brave ones.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/28/2014 2:14:20 PM     (No. 9709268)

The pilot`s who flew the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions had big one`s. They were essentially allowing themselves to be blown off one end of a huge firecracker. The Apollo 13 crew were very lucky to make it back. Everything had to go right. I always remember thinking what would have been the outcome if they did not have that roll of duct tape on board to aid them in scrubbing the carbon dioxide from the LEM. That was truly the closest`s of call`s....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoniTx, 1/28/2014 2:25:17 PM     (No. 9709281)

This link is worth a look:

http://earthsky.org/space/this-date-in-science-space-shuttle-challenger-disaster

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/28/2014 2:45:14 PM     (No. 9709322)

They wished to serve, and they did. They served all of us.

We´ve grown used to wonders in this century. It´s hard to dazzle us. But for twenty-five years the United States space program has been doing just that. We´ve grown used to the idea of space, and perhaps we forget that we´ve only just begun. We´re still pioneers. They, the members of the Challenger crew, were pioneers.

And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle´s takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It´s all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It´s all part of taking a chance and expanding man´s horizons. The future doesn´t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we´ll continue to follow them...

There´s a coincidence today. On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great frontiers were the oceans, and a historian later said, "He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it." Well, today we can say of the Challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake´s, complete.

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 the journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God."

The ending of Ronald Reagan´s remarks, 1/28/1986

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/28/2014 3:00:45 PM     (No. 9709347)

Thank you to Eric Berger, and to OP for calling it to our attention.

Yes, I remember. So proud of and thankful for these brave ones, and President Reagan - what can we say ... it matters who our leaders are. We have a noble legacy. May God help us to preserve it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/28/2014 3:07:35 PM     (No. 9709358)

Just now read #8´s comments, and didn´t think only a "like" was enough. Excellent post. Thank you.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 1/28/2014 4:46:37 PM     (No. 9709492)

A tear still comes to me on this day. Grissom, White and Chaffee paid the complete price for their country.

But I also know that due to their heroism, the pathway to grate things opened up.

We still remember you, love you, and think of your families often.

Thank you

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/28/2014 5:03:52 PM     (No. 9709506)

Thanks #8 for reminding us what it was like to have a real President who cared so much about his country. These men were heroes when the word wasn´t carelessly used. My prayers with all the families who must also suffer realizing most Americans no longer care about their loved ones´ sacrifices.

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