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  • Jesika

    Well, since I don't watch TV often or listen to the radio, this is the first I have heard of this. How very sad indeed!!!!!!!!!

    I remember watching the challenger on TV in school, I was in 4th grade, then all of a sudden it blew up and my teacher was frozen and in shock. She turned off the TV and told us to read something, then she left the room and we could hear the teachers crying in the hallways.

    My heart goes out to the families!!!!!!!

    Oh, and everyone in my house and my family are ok.


  • Stan Conroy
    Stan Conroy

    Truly a tragic day. As if the loss of human life was not bad enough, we also lost a precious piece of history, the Columbia itself. This was a technological wonder in 1981, and truly a piece of history equal to Apollo 11. I will not be able to listen to Rush's song "Countdown" (a tribute to the Columbia's first flight) again without being reminded of this day.


  • ring

    never in my life did i think i'd see two space shuttle crashes. I still remember being huddled around the TV when the first one happened.........

  • Goshawk

    Strange how you can watch an event and one picture will bring it all in focus for a person. That moment of recognition was when the News showed a battered and burned helmet from one of the crew lying on the ground.

    The visualization of the last moments of that person is both sad and a tribute. The sadness comes from the loss of the crews' family and friends but, the tribute to the person who pushed the limits doing what they loved to do.

    Living life to its fullest should be a lesson to all of us who have wasted time under the control of others.


    Edited by - goshawk on 2 February 2003 18:51:37

  • Satanus


    The guys name is peter schilling, not peter schiller.


  • Valis

    SS, I saw his website and was looking for a file download of his version..any ideas?


    District Overbeer

  • Yerusalyim

    Knowing how tasteless this is, I'm saying it anyhow...


    No it's not, it's been seen all over Texas and Louisiana!

    Sorry, that's just how I deal with grief.

  • Realist

    i just saw the ceremony...the song they sang was beautiful...

    Eternal father

    Eternal Father, strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who biddest the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
    And hushed their raging at Thy Word,
    Who walked on the foaming deep,
    And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
    Upon the chaos dark and rude,
    And bid its angry tumult cease,
    And give, for wild confusion, peace;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    O Trinity of love and power!
    Our family shield in dangers hour;
    From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
    Protect us wheresoever we go;
    Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
    Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

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