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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus View Post
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    Thank you for posting this. High Flight is one of my favorite poems. Amazing that it was written by an aviator who sadly died at the age of 19 (in a flying accident).

    RIP, Ms. Ride.
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    Gone too soon, and from such a horrible disease. RIP, Sally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    Thank you for posting this. High Flight is one of my favorite poems. Amazing that it was written by an aviator who sadly died at the age of 19 (in a flying accident).
    And put into song form by John Denver, ironically.

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    "High Flight" is a perfect tribute to her, cygnus.

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    President Reagan quoted High Flight when eulogizing the Challenger crew. It gets used quite a bit. It's also engraved on the memorial to the Apollo One crew here in Jackson, MI (Roger Chaffee, who was to the LM pilot on that flight, was from Michigan.) IIRC, the poet was killed not long after writing it. I had Sally Ride's book for kids ("To Space and Back") and she dedicated it to the last Challenger crew.

    Most cancer sucks. Pancreatic sucks a lot. They usually never catch it until it's too late. Hopefully she didn't suffer much. That's the cancer that really needs walk-a-thons and research-funding drives.

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    This article is very interesting:
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/26/opinio...html?hpt=hp_c2

    The articles linked within it are worth reading also.

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