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Five years ago...

...somewhere around this minute, I was calling my boss to tell her what had happened to Columbia...

I couldn't fit everything I wanted to say into the space provided, so there will be a second column, date uncertain but possibly timed to the shuttle launch next week, on just why I think spaceflight is worth the cost. In any event, here's a reminiscence.

And a toast: To those who paid the price, and will...

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janetmiles
Feb. 1st, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
/me tosses a glass into the fireplace
hms42
Feb. 1st, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Challenger Memorial tape - still available...
I just looked this up incase anyone contacts you.

http://www.firebirdarts.com/music/3music50.shtml

Harold
hms42
Feb. 1st, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Filk tape refrered to...
Or were you meaning 'Minus Ten and Counting'?

Harold
faxpaladin
Feb. 1st, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Filk tape refrered to...
Minus Ten. I don't have the Challenger memorial album.
tmc4242
Feb. 3rd, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
I happened to see a link last night on SpaceFlightNow leading to the mission status updates from Columbia's reentry. That still gives me the creeps.

The transition from super upbeat all is well to "Huh ? What ?" is still painful to read.
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