In remembrance: Challenger and Columbia

Twenty-two years ago--Jan. 28, 1986--we lost the space shuttle <em>Challenger</em>. A mere five years ago--Feb. 1, 2003--we lost her sister ship, <em>Columbia</em>. Below is a selection or articles that pay tribute to all that was taken from us on those fateful days, and everything else those momentous and noble craft help us gain.

Space Shuttle liftoffTwenty-two years ago--Jan. 28, 1986--we lost the space shuttle Challenger. A mere five years ago on Friday--Feb. 1, 2003--we lost her sister ship, Columbia. Below is a selection or articles that pay tribute to all that was taken from us on those fateful days, and everything else those momentous and noble craft help us gain.

I have been critical of the shuttle program in the past, but never have I doubted the devotion, sacrifice, bravery, or scientific contributions of the men and women who made these spacecraft fly. May their journeys never end.