Those Who Sacrifice for the Stars

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy Blog points out that today is the 44th anniversary of the Apollo I fire that killed three astronauts: Ed White, Roger Chaffee, and Gus Grissom. I was very young, but recall being shocked and devastated that three of our national heroes died doing what they do. Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, and next week is the 8th anniversary of the Columbia disaster. Dr. Plait published a tribute to all those astronauts and others who have died in the pursuit of space exploration. Link

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Wow... and today, Jan 27, is the date of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and next Tuesday, Feb 1, is the date of the Shuttle Columbia disaster....
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No pain, no gain.

Plenty of people in numerous fields die to extend the knowledge of humanity.

It's sad that the human race has turned into such big wusses that the people who die to extend human's reach are considered special instead of normal.
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