they were a brother,
a mother, husband or a wife,
seven souls on that sad day,
lost their lives...
were honored to be a part,
the NASA Columbia crew,
a disaster would follow,
we only knew...
28 missions the Columbia had flown,
went as planned without any incident,
crew did their job for sixteen days,
journey anyone would call magnificent...
is sad that they have given their lives,
now they have reached the real heavens,
serving this great country of ours,
crew we should call, “The New Magnificent Seven...”
March 27, 2003, this poem was printed on a banner
to a picture of the entire crew who perished on that sad day.
banner was dedicated and sent to NASA
Aeronautic Space Administration)
the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
The banner with this poem that was sent to NASA is displayed at their headquarters in Texas.