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RE: RE: Shuttle OT

It always amazes me how a disaster will bring out the best (and
occasionally the worst) in people. But people have gone out of their way
here to preserve and protect the wreckage. You don't hear it on the
national news. Schools have shut down, they'll have to make up days in
the summer and pay outrageous electric bills to do so. Others have
closed their businesses, called in sick to their jobs, and so forth - to
stand guard over the little bit of wreckage that may make the difference
in this investigation to prevent such a tragedy again. I tip my hat to
all these peple in Louisiana and Texas who care so much. I would do the

Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A

>-------------------- Original Message -----------------------
>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Date: Mon,  3 Feb 2003 18:08:59 -0500 (EST)
>Lynda: I saw an interview this morning on Good Morning America with the
>wife of the Challenger's commander who died all those years ago...she is
>counseling the families of the Columbia and is in daily contact with
>them all...it was amazing how all the family members who were
>interviewed keep coming back to the same point...these astronauts are
>all incredibly dedicated US citizens who gladly serve in such a
>dangerous occupation because they believe the price of the knowledge
>that has been given to the human race by space exploration is worth
>it...When one stops to consider all of the remarkable things that have
>become common place technology that were pioneered by NASA and the
>astronauts--microwaves, digital communications, computerization
>technology, teflon, kevlar which is the stuff police vests are made
>of--the list is endless, then one begins to get a sense of the awesome
>sacrifice that these folks and their families make. Interestingly
>enough, I heard that Buzz Aldrin has said that even given the recent
>tragedy of the Columbia, he would give just about anything to go back to
>space one more time. Wish I could go with him!!!
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Mon 02/03, Lynda Young < lyoung@grindertaber.com > wrote:
>From: Lynda Young [mailto: lyoung@grindertaber.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 07:48:37 -0600
>Subject: [CHAT] Shuttle OT
>We get so complacent about the inherent danger involved that such
>accidents stun and leave us feeling numb with horror and grief.  I just
>keep reminding myself that the science the space program is doing so
>important that some good will eventually come of this.  Of course, my
>heart aches for the families and all the workers so intimately connected
>at NASA.
>Zone 7 - West TN
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