“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” ~~ John Lennon
On January 28, 1986, the NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists. (wikipedia)
The Challenger Memorial sculpture by Isamu Noguchi was dedicated on January 28, 1988 in Bayfront Park to pay tribute to the seven astronauts killed on the Challenger space shuttle: Jarvis, McAuliffe, McNair, Onizuka, Resnik, Scobee, & Smith. The 100-foot tall abstract white steel sculpture is a spiraling double helix symbolizing the path of the Challenger as it rose on its final flight.