goldmourn (amberdawnpullin) wrote,
goldmourn
amberdawnpullin

a wreckage of shuttle

...they were almost home...

16 minutes from the ground
18 times the speed of sound
a wreckage of shuttle,
fire, dreams & stars.


"If we die, we want people to accept it.
We're in a risky business, and we hope that
if anything happens to us
it will not delay the program.
The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."

- Gus Grissom, responding to a reporter,
at a press conference
for the first manned Apollo mission.
He died in the Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967.

Tags: poetry & prose
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