On January 28, 1986, the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart after 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. In a national speech to the American people, President Reagan said, “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.'”
This episode created in 2015. Audiography: Kevin Farkas. Music (available on SoundCloud.com): Vann Westfold (“SecundoTempore”). ©Sonic Essay/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved.