Figure 2.1 Challenger memorial in Arlington National Cemetery (Sec. 46), one of hundreds erected nationwide to honor the crew of the ill-fated spacecraft. Plaque on front shows the faces of the seven astronauts and mission specialists on board and reads “In Grateful and Loving Tribute to the Brave Crew of the United States Shuttle, Challenger, 28 January, 1986.” Note cards at base of memorial are messages left by anonymous visitors. One writes: “We wish you to rest in peace and thank you for your courage.” (Personal photo of author.)
The Challenger Disaster: Group Survivorship on a National Landscape
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