Francis R. “Dick” Scobee, mission commander.
Michael J. Smith, pilot.
Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnick, Ronald E. McNair, mission specialists.
Gregory B. Jarvis, payload specialist.
Sharon Christa McAuliffe, first teacher in space.
Thirty years ago today, they gave up their lives riding a fire in the sky, furthering our dreams of reaching the stars. They should always be remembered, and honoured.
In their memory, theirs and others, we must continue to tame that fire. “For no cradle lasts forever, every bird must learn to fly—”
Yes, we’re going to the stars, see our fire in the sky!
There’s a fire in the sky, I’ll remember until I die.
A fire in the sky, a fire in the sky!