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supported this mission and the space program in general since a teacher had the opportunity to explore space. The footage of the shuttle was showed in many classrooms nation wide so children could view it. Even though the shuttle’s launch caused some to loose faith and hope for space exploration, the families of those lost in the shuttle the Challenger Centre for Space Science Education in order to encourage and endorse space exploration (Vaidyanathan).
On January 1986, President Ronald Regan addressed America in “ the Challenger Address” instead of giving his State of the Union address. The entire nation, which included men, women, and children of all races, were watching Regan’s speech. He believed this disaster unified the nation; “we mourn their loss as a nation together”. He also uses the word “national loss” to show that the tragedy has affected everyone. In the middle of his speech, he addresses the families of those that were lost: “for the families of the seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact”. Towards the end of this speech, he gave a message to the children and instilled hopein them. He mentioned that in exploration, bad and painful events may occur, but that this is just the process of exploring. The occasion of the speech was the 1986 shuttle explosion of the “Challenger” that killedthe seven passages on board. It’s a ceremonial speech in which his aim was to commemorate the men and women who lost their lives that day in efforts of exploring space, help America recover