They “slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God”…30 years ago today

 

Reagan’s Challenger speech still proclaims hope 30 years on

In the face of a national tragedy, Reagan appealed to the best in us, to our pioneering spirit and our hope for the future, to our freedoms and our determination to press on, and above all to our courage and our faith.

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Onlookers react to the explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger

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