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In a Week of Space Tragedy Anniversaries, We Must Continue to Venture Onward

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 12:45 PM
In a Week of Space Tragedy Anniversaries, We Must Continue to Venture Onward

On Jan. 27, 1967, we lost three astronauts in the Apollo 1 fire. On Feb. 1, 2003, seven astronauts died when Columbia broke apart upon re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. And Jan. 28, 1986 is when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing all seven astronauts on board.

All three of these events were horrible. All three were the results of unlikely chains of events that seemed inevitable afterward. All three sparked immense debate over the dangers and value of exploring space.

Seven craters on the Moon were named for the Challenger astronauts.

Apollo is a 524 km-diameter impact basin located within the center of the the giant South Pole-Aitken basin. Apollo is also a Constellation Project Region of Interest, identified by NASA as a notional area for future human lunar exploration. The Constellation Region of Interest is located in the southwest corner of the mare deposit that fills this basin-within-a-basin.

After the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger, seven craters on the eastern rim of this basin were named after the crew: Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Dick Scobee, Michael Smith.

This video is about physicist Ronald E. McNair who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

I couldn't find any videos telling the stories of how the rest of the crew members made their dreams of becoming Astronauts come true. If you know of any, please share.

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:04 PM
We owe it to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to venture onward in space.
Every one of those astronauts would want us to learn and continue on our path to the stars IMHO.

Massive respect to each and every one of them.

edit on 29/1/2013 by Silcone Synapse because: yy

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