Ode to Challenger …. “Thirty Years Ago Today: January 28, 1986”!!


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~~January 28, 2016~~ 

ODE TO CHALLENGER

It was one of those day that will remain etched in your memory for the rest of your life. You will always remember what you were doing when this event occurred.

I was at work watching as the Challenger took off.

Then it happened …. the unimaginable.

Thoughts and memories with all who lost their lives.

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From Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

Eager and ready you stood
In stately pre-launch repose.
At “Main engine start 3–2–1,”
From a mighty cloud you rose.
Your rockets thrust you skyward
But on “Throttle up” they failed.
A fireball consumed you,
Wayward boosters left their trail.
The Atlantic was below
Where Columbus first set sail.
An enterprising journey,
Where the brave alone prevailed.
Your astronauts showed courage.
With you they fell to sea.
There was pilot Michael Smith
And commander Dick Scobee.
The engineers Greg Jarvis
And Judith Resnik were there;
Ellison Onizuka
And physicist Ron McNair.
­Who could forget the teacher
Christa McAuliffe, who gives
The “All aboard” for your descent.
In life she died, but now lives.
Our urge to explore remains –
Deep within us, ’til last breath.
But therein lies the challenge
To discover we risk death.
The nation stopped; the world mourned.
To space you did not climb.
Lost to NASA forever,
Hallowed forever in time.

(Neil deGrasse Tyson 2012, W. W. Norton: New York).

NOTE: The Ode alludes to all five shuttles of the day: Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Enterprise.

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~~GALLERY~~

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~Remembering the Challenger Disaster~

~Published on Jan 27, 2016~

On January 28, 1986, the tenth mission of the space shuttle Challenger ended in tragic disaster. We remember the seven astronauts who lost their lives that day, including Christa McAuliffe, who was chosen by NASA to pioneer its Teacher in Space program.

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To start the day … “The Meaning of Life”!!


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~~January 30, 2015~~ 

Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA Science Now on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher. Since 2009, he has hosted the weekly radio show Star Talk.

In 2014, Tyson hosted the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a sequel to Carl Sagan’s 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

“As it appears in … “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_deGrasse_Tyson

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~~Meaning of Life~~

Neil deGrasse Tyson

~~Published on Jan 22, 2015~~

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers the question “What is the meaning of life” asked by a 6 year old child at the Wilbur Theatre Boston on January 2015″

“I think people ask that question on the assumption that meaning is something you can look for and then,I found it. Here’s the meaning.  And it doesn’t consider the possibility that meaning is something you create, you manufacture it for yourself and for others.

So when I think of meaning’ in life, I ask, did I learn something today that I didn’t know yesterday, bringing me a little closer to knowing all that can be known in the universe? If I live a day and I don’t know a little more than I did the day before, I think I wasted that day. To think brings you closer to nature. To learn how things work gives you power to influence events. Gives you power to help people who may need it power to help yourselves to shape a trajectory.

So when I think of what is the meaning of life, to me that’s not an eternal, unanswerable question to me that is in arm’s reach of me everyday.”

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