It's easy to say "they knew and accepted the risks". Just like all of us know the risks of travelling to our jobs. We could all meet sudden death on the way to or from work. But their job and their risks were far greater than ours. To travel into space as American Astronauts, shining symbols of everything that America stands for.
When our heroes die we mourn, but we mourn with pride.
Edited by - bendrr on 1 February 2003 18:59:22