"Lift your eyes and look to the heavens.  Who created all these?  He who brings out the starry hosts one by one and calls them each by name.  Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing."

The same Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the seven souls we mourn today.  The crew of the shuttle Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home.
High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high unsurpassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
"...the Columbia has been lost. There are no survivors."
Col. Rick Husband Commander
Cmdr. William McCool
Kalpana Chawla
Mission Specialist
Lt. Col. Michael Anderson
Payload Commander
Col. Ilan Ramon
Payload Specialist
Cmdr. Laurel Clark
Mission Specialist
Capt. David Brown
Mission Specialist
"Our Journey Into Space Will Go On."
All quotes are of President George W. Bush
February 1, 2003
Space Shuttle Columbia - February 1, 2003
President George W. Bush
February 1, 2003
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