Friday, January 28, 2011

'We Will Never Forget Them, Nor the Last Time We Saw Them'


The crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, from their official November 15, 1985 photograph. In the back row from left to right: Ellison S. Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, and Judy Resnik. In the front row from left to right: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair.

"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.'"

President Ronald Reagan
1/28/1986

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I was busily typing away in a small basement office, transcribing tapes in my first job after graduating from college. Did you know that the phrase "the surly bonds of Earth" is not Reagan's but from a poem written by a man named John Gillespie McGee?