STS-51L Crew Photo
Twenty years ago today five men and two women gave there lives for space travel in STS-51L, more commonly known as the final Challenger flight. As we take time to reflect on that disaster I simply leave you with the words of Francis “Dick” Scobee, mission commander, from a note found in his briefcase after the explosion:

“We have whole planets to explore, we have new worlds to build. We have a solar system to roam in. And if only a tiny fraction of the human race reaches out toward space, the work they do there will totally change the lives of all the billions of humans who remain on earth, just as the strivings of a handful of colonists in the new world totally changed the lives of everyone in Europe, Asia & Africa.”