Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds....
Caught fire January 27th, 1963 - no survivors.
- and done a hundred things
you have not dreamed of -
|Crew of Apollo 1|
Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White, Roger B Chaffee
Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence
Hovering there -
|The Challenger, exploded January 28th, 1986,|
My eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up, up the long delirious burning, blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
|Crew of the Challenger|
Michael J Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair
Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnick
Where never lark or even an eagle flew
And while with silent lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space...
|Shuttle Columbia, February 1st, 2003, exploded, no Survivors|
Put out my hand....
|Crew of the Shuttle Columbia|
Rick D Husband., William C McCool, Micheal P Anderson,
Ilan Ramon, Kalpana Chawla, David M Brown, Laurel Clark
....and touched the face of God.
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.