Great World War

Thirty Years On:  President Ronald Reagan, Address on the Challenger Disaster

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        “The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which
        they lived their lives.  We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw
        them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye
        and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God.'”

        President R Reagan, 28 January 1986 - speech by Peggy Noonan

Alternate History

“Man Conquers Space”

“July 20, 1948 - the National Council on Astronautics, or NCA, has been brought into being.

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“For the eyes of the entire world now look into space - to the realms of low and high Earth orbit, to the Moon, to Mars and the other planets - and to the stars beyond.

“And we have determined that we shall not see any of it governed by the hostile flag of a repressive regime, but by a flag of freedom, peace, and of boundless enterprise born of exploration for the sake of all mankind…”