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The families of the sudden.
We cannot -- as you do the full impact of this tragedy.
But we feel a loss and we're thinking about you so very much.
What -- -- that was president Ronald Reagan addressing the country after a tragic day in the history of NASA -- was what's happening today.
-- Kennedy Space Center -- -- holding a special remembrance ceremony for the crew -- the challenger 25 years ago today we lost seven astronauts when.
The shuttle exploded after lift off an unforgettable pictures here including the teacher.
I Christa McAuliffe.
-- Steve -- live in Miami on this story as we all look back Steve good morning there.
Bill that ceremony marking the 25 anniversary of the challenger disaster as well as other fallen astronauts from Apollo one.
As well as from the shuttle Columbia in 2003.
And -- challenger itself was a very high profile tragedy for a couple of reasons for wanting.
It marked the first civilian space Christa McAuliffe -- 37 year old social studies teacher from New Hampshire was on board.
Also NASA have decided to pump in a live feed.
Of the launch into schools across the nation such -- many Americans today in their thirties.
They have a clear memory of those -- injuries.
As they watched that program lot.
Cold weather might have had something to do with the disaster unseasonably cold for Florida loosened up the overall ratings near the rocket booster break apart that shuttle.
Just 73 seconds into its lift off ten miles above the Atlantic Ocean.
It was a real shock for many in the country in addition -- the grief because the shuttle symbolize the country's technological progress that President Reagan.
Was scheduled to deliver State of the Union Address that night instead he shifted gears.
And talked about all astronauts and the challenges they embraced.
The crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger honored us for the manner in which they live their lives.
We will never forget them nor the last time we saw this morning.
As they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of earth.
To touch the face of god.
Now after that challenger disaster space shuttle flights were put on hold for two and a half years.
The shuttle program itself is scheduled to end later this year and what's next for NASA what kind of vehicle to wear what kind of mission still not clear.
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