Yesterday was a sad day for the world. Perhaps the future will bring a new resolve to bring the world together for peace and exploration.
During an interview with a former shuttle commander, Richard Tauck, he was asked "what kind of people become astronauts?" He said that he has often been asked that question when addressing an audience. To answer the question he asks the audience, "Are there any skiers in the audience?" When a skier raises their hand, he says that they are similar to astronauts, "they are the risk-takers."
As skiers we are mountain explorers and some take more risks than others on the mountain.
I am thankful that some people are willing to take the risk and explore space. We must honor them and continue to support their exploration efforts.