"The crew of the space shuttle Challenger  honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. 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.’" - President Ronald Reagan, January 28th, 1986.
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"The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. 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.’" - President Ronald Reagan, January 28th, 1986.