“We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them — this morning, as they prepared for their journey, and waved good-bye, and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.'”
(Speech about the Challenger disaster, which replaced the State Of The Union address scheduled for that night).
President Ronald W. Reagan, (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)
NOTE: The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger (mission STS-51-L) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.)
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