Your Obedient Serpent (athelind) wrote,
Your Obedient Serpent
athelind

In Memoriam: Ad Astra

"It's a bad week for NASA," someone said.

To those we've lost as we reached for the stars:



Apollo 1: 27 January 1967
Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom • Edward H. White II • Roger B. Chaffee

Space Shuttle Challenger: 28 January 1986
Francis R. Scobee • Michael J. Smith
Ronald McNair • Ellison Onizuka • Judith Resnik
Greg Jarvis • Christa McAuliffe

Space Shuttle Columbia: 01 February 2003
Rick D. Husband • William C. McCool
Michael P. Anderson • Kalpana Chawla • David M. Brown
Laurel Clark • Ilan Ramon








Though a nation watched them falling, yet a world could only cry
As they passed from us to glory, riding fire in the sky


Tags: far call, green hills of earth, in memoriam, space
Subscribe

  • Requiem In Pace, Jim.

    I just got word that one of my oldest friends, with whom I had fallen completely out of touch, died this morning from a massive heart attack.…

  • Carl Sagan: Reflections on a Mote of Dust

    #CarlSagan is trending today on Twitter. It would have been his 80th birthday. I offer this, because there is little more that need be said:…

  • "... I AM Pagliacci."

    A common reaction to Robin Williams' suicide is surprise, most particularly surprise that he suffered from depression. That part … did not surprise…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments