Saturday, February 1, 2003


Eric Albert has written a moving piece about the Columbia STS-107 tragedy. I, too, remember the Challenger explosion, which we watched in a school-wide assembly because a New Hampshire school teacher was among its crew.

I remember the Challenger explosion, and the meaning it had to a boy enthralled by the idea of exploring the universe. Strangely enough, the disaster only increased my interest in space, as I and many others paid more attention to subsequent Shuttle missions than we had to Challenger. I hope that the same outpouring of interest will occur here—that a new generation of children will cheer on our space program with more energy than they did yesterday. If so, that’s one positive that might come from today’s events.

Lee Bennett and Chris Turner have posted their thoughts, and Dave Winer has posted lots of links.

I was very impressed by Ron Dittemore.

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