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The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address

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Becca Simon

on 20 October 2014

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Transcript of The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address

If Read Today
Age Group
Adults
Some teenagers
Not children
Background Information
Main Points
First time we lost crew in flight
19 years ago, ground accident
All members of the Challenger Crew were pioneers
Addresses school children
teacher on flight
Plans to continue the Space Program
"The future calls for the brave"
And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle's take-off. I know it's hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them.
Background Info
The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address
Ronald Reagan
Televised
January 28 , 1986
Tenth mission
The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address
Crew Members Lost
Michael Smith
Dick Scobee
Judith Resnik
Ronald McNair
Ellison Onizuka
Gregory Jarvis
Christa McAuliffe
Why is it Important?
Brings inspiration from tragedy
Addresses children directly
Politician
Lead through dark times
Ronald Reagan
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