February 01, 2013

10 Years

Great things are not easy.
They require great people to take risks.

While we mourn there loss we are fortunate to have had such people as this...

May we continue to be so blessed...

In happier days, Leslie Fish eloquently captured the hope so many of us had when the great ship first took to the sky.


'Foundation of our future, courier of dreams..'
We should let that be the epitaph of the ship and her brave crew; an inspiration to do still greater things, for if the boundaries of the future are allowed to be set by the risk adverse, the timid, those unwilling to take risks...or far worse, those who would presume to forbid others from doing so...then our future will be a dark age.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:01 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Brick, you really should read Wayne Hale's accounts of Columbia's last launch and entry.  You might make it through his posts without tears forming; I couldn't.  It's here.

Posted by: JT at Fri Feb 1 08:48:48 2013 (iStSI)

2 Meant to add that the first post of the series is dated August 14.  It's heavy, heavy reading.  Ad Astra, Columbia....

Posted by: JT at Fri Feb 1 08:51:26 2013 (iStSI)

3 I have a collection of Space Filks, titled "Minus 10 and counting", a reference to the number of astronauts lost at the time it came out.

But Franklin by way of Bill Whittle, if we trade too much for Safety, we will not have the liberty of space.  Like all great human endeavors, we must pay for it in fallen heroes.

Posted by: Mauser at Fri Feb 1 09:08:12 2013 (cZPoz)

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