Friday, January 28, 2011

Remembering Challenger 25 Years Ago This Hour

Twenty five years ago during this very hour, the seven astronauts aboard the Challenger space shuttle lifted off for what was supposed to be a normal launch, and instead gave their lives in an unexpected malfunction. Today, remembrance services were held and the words of the late President Reagan were recalled.

This sad disaster 25 years ago had something to do with communications because the space shuttle program has played an important role in transporting communications gear into space whether it be an amateur radio satellite, an amateur rig to the International Space Station, commercial TV and Radio sats, defense and intelligence sats, and has also served to help develop the use and furtherance of communications between earth & space.

The Challenger crew did not give their lives in vain, for they knew the risks well and bore the courage proudly.

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