Friday, January 28, 2011
25 years ago today...
the space shuttle Challenger exploded on launch. I was just shy of 4 at the time, and as such, have no firsthand recollection of the incident. However, being from northern Utah, home of Thiokol, I've seen the video of the tragedy countless times. To this day, it stands as a reminder that life is short, living is dangerous, and we are fragile. We are also inventive and determined, because even knowing all the dangers of space flight, mankind still looks to the stars and dreams.
And that is what makes us ultimately strong. Godspeed to the Challenger crew, who lived that dream.