February 1, 2003

"Aloft In Solitudes Of Space"

Rest In Peace

Almighty Ruler of the all, Whose Power extends to great and small, Who guides the stars with steadfast law, Whose least creation fills with awe, O grant thy mercy and thy grace, To those who venture into space.

~ R A Heinlein

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The Crew of Columbia Space Shuttle Mission STS-107

Col. Rick Husband
Commander, 45, was married with two children, making second trip to space.

Lt. Col. Michael Anderson
Payload commander, 43, was married, went into orbit once before.

Cmdr. William McCool
Pilot, 41, was married, making his first journey to space.

Col. Ilan Ramon
First Israeli in space, 48, was a payload specialist with four children.

Pilot Capt. David Brown
U.S. Navy captain, 46, made his first flight into space.

Cmdr. Dr. Laurel Clark
41-year-old physician, of Wisconsin, was married with one child.

Dr. Kalpana Chawla
First India-born woman in space, 41, was an engineer.

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Posted by Ithildin at February 1, 2003 1:00 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Two of these brave explorers are from my little corner of the world and I am saddened, but proud.

Posted by: RightWingTexan at February 2, 2003 10:58 PM