United States Space Shuttle Challenger

United States Space Shuttle Challenger (HM76D)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.602', W 77° 4.447'

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28 January 1986

[Obverse]:
In grateful and loving tribute to the brave crew of the United States Space Shuttle Challenger.28 January 1986

Francis R. (Dick) Scobee
Commander
Washington
May 19, 1939

Michael J. Smith
Pilot
North Carolina
April 30, 1945

Ronald E. McNair
Mission Specialist
South Carolina
October 21, 1950

Ellison S. Onizuka
Mission Specialist
Hawaii
June 24, 1946

S. Christa McAullife
Payload Specialist
New Hampshire
September 2, 1948

Judith A. Resnick
Mission Specialist
Ohio
April 5, 1949

Gregory B. Jarvis
Payload Specialist
Michigan
August 24, 1944

[Reverse]:
HIGH FLIGHT

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings.Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of, wheeled and soared and swung high in the sun-lit silence hov'ring there. I've chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air, up, up the long delirious burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace where never lark or even eagle flew, and while with silent lifting mind I've trodthe high untrespassed sanctity of space put out my hand and touched the face of God.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
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Details
HM NumberHM76D
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Year Placed1986
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:40am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320078 N 4305138
Decimal Degrees38.87670000, -77.07411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.602', W 77° 4.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 36.12" N, 77° 4' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35-39 Arlington Cemetery, Arlington VA 22211, US
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