[blockquote]Every generation has their disaster, a time they would rather forget but simply cannot. I hoped after 9/11, that it would be the one. Now, sixteen and a half months later, we have another one. True we also had a similar event with the Space Shuttle Challenger, but I was in preschool at the time and can't remember much of it. I don't know why, but the disasters of our time always seem to strike a nerve with me. This is no exception. The amount of pain, of grief, of disbelief experianced today by the friends, family, co-workers, collegues of those lost as well as all of America and the world is immeasurable. My thoughts go out to all affected as well as my prayers. "...a day that will live in infamy." Today seems to apply to this and those days seem to becoming more every year. Regardless of what happened, why it happened, and how you feel on the subject, I think we should remember these brave souls who served their mission, thier country, and thier planet well and bid them a peaceful rest.[/blockquote] Rick Husband, shuttle commander.colonel in U.S. Air Force. "Willie" McCool, Shuttle pilot and Navy commander. Ilan Ramon : Payload specialist, colonel in Israel Air Force Michael Anderson : Payload commander, lieutenant colonel in U.S. Air Force David Brown : Mission specialist and U.S. Navy captain. Kalpana Chawla : Mission specialist. Born in Karnal, India. Laurel Clark : Mission specialist and commander in the U.S. Navy. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, let perpetual light shine upon them, and may they rest in peace.