And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God
Today marks 30 years since the space shuttle Challenger disaster. I came home from school for lunch, turned TV on to watch some noon-hour programming, and saw Peter Jennings solemn face as he broke the news. At that point, I, like many others, took the launches for granted, even forgotten how dangerous those voyages can get at times.
While many remember Christa McAuliffe, other stories emerged from the disaster including one about Ronald McNair. While we remember those inspiring curiosity, let’s also remember those with an enough faith it can take them far: