Unformatted text preview: the first or second time for each of these people to be traveling into space. This was a terrible tragedy for these people’s families and for the rest of the United States. Ronald Reagan expresses his mourning for the families related to those in the space shuttle. He also goes into how this is just a token of how the hardships can be when trying to explore into areas we have never explored before. Space is something that we know so little about and setbacks like this will happen as we reach new extremes. Reagan expresses a coincidence with this day. It is to the day that this event occurred on, exactly three hundred and ninety years before, Sir Francis Drake died. Reagan expresses how Drake was one of the most exploratory people of his time and during his time the great unknown was the land that we live in today....
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- Spring '13
- Kennedy Space Center, LOW TEMPERATURE, STS-51-L, Challenger space shuttle