Space Shuttle Challenger remembered

I'm sure you probably remember what you were doing when the Challenger exploded just after take off January 28, 1986. Seven lives were snuffed out that afternoon, and millions of people stared in shock at their TV screens or listened in horror to their radios.

I know that debris from the shuttle was found across Louisiana and Texas and it all came from a ruptured O-ring.

Isn't it strange how the smallest thing can cause the greatest trouble? The old saying goes For lack of a nail, the shoe was lost. For lack of a shoe the horse was lost. For lack of a horse the rider was lost. For lack of the rider, the battle was lost, all for the lack of a nail. Or something like that.

I mourn those seven adventuresome astronauts who accepted the challenge and set their faces toward space. I admire their courage and their intestinal fortitude. May God Almighty be with their families as the world remembers that long ago explosion. 

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