This morning at about 10:45 I was in my car driving down Washington Road, I had not had the TV on, I had not been up long, and I was listening to a CD. I said to myself, "Let's see what's on the radio for a change," and I clicked the FM button. The first thing I hear is, "Officials from NASA are warning everyone if you encounter debris that might be from the shuttle, don't touch it." I was shocked, utterly. We lost 7 more today, 7 more people who were heroes to little children everywhere who dream of going into space.
The astronaughts aboard Space Shuttle Columbia believed in the space program and it's importance to not only the United States, but to the world and our children's futures. As a nation we owe it to them to not let this accident cause the program to falter. After it's investigated and all is done, we must continue on the mission they believed in so deeply. And after all, we've only had two space shuttle accidents that cost the lives of the crews like this, so when you look at it, it's actually the safest way to travel.