“This is terrible news; it feels like the Challenger all over. Just as senseless, just as disturbing. These people risked their lives to better mankind, and it’s terrible that this could happen to such noble people. “

I found this quote. It’s perfect. This tragedy is particularly hard to swallow, given that a local hero, an alumni of our beloved local university, was on board. Shuttle commander Col. Rick Husband was a Fresno State grad.