_The Space Shuttle’s Legacy:
Unsurpassed Achievements and Indescribable Tragedy
The Shuttle Program saw great success and unspeakable tragedy. Astronauts have given the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of their dreams, doing what they loved to do, giving their lives for what they believed in. The crew of STS-51L will not be forgotten.
Francis Scobee, Michael Smith, Ellison Onizuka, Judith. Resnik, Ronald McNair, Christa McAuliffe and Gregory Jarvis were lost in the tragic Challenger Accident on January 28, 1986 - 26 Years ago.
- They will be remembered as the Heroes they truly are.
“It was a huge loss; and it ever will be.” – Barbara Morgan; Backup ‘Teacher in Space’ for STS-51L
“We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them” – President Ronald Reagan after the crew of STS-51L was lost