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The fateful flight STS 51-L

Fourteen years
ago the Challenger tragedy!
We at SIRIUS respectfully pay homage to their memory as pioneers of Mankind.

S Christa McAuliffe

On this Day of February 5 / 2000...


Fourteen years has past since the Challenger tragedy. We at SIRIUS respectfully pay homage to their memory as pioneers of Mankind.

It was indeed on the 28th January 1986 that the crew of Challenger flight STS 51-L perished. They were:

Francis R Scobee
Michael J Smith
Ellison S Onizuka
Judith A Resnick
Ronald E McNair
Gregory Jarvis
S Christa McAuliffe

“High Flight”

by John G Magee

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."


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