John Glenn speaks shortly after Challenger disaster

Close up of Senator John Glenn, wearing a dark suit and red tie, standing before a bookshelf, says these words into several microphones before him: "I guess in our human existence there is triumph and there is tragedy. And man tries many things. And we advance as a whole human race because we succeed most of the time. We make advances, whether it's in space or engineering or health or medical things. Sometimes, though, we aren't perfect. And then there's a tragedy that brings us back to our own human frailties."
Close up of Senator John Glenn, wearing a dark suit and red tie, standing before a bookshelf, says these words into several microphones before him: "I guess in our human existence there is triumph and there is tragedy. And man tries many things. And we advance as a whole human race because we succeed most of the time. We make advances, whether it's in space or engineering or health or medical things. Sometimes, though, we aren't perfect. And then there's a tragedy that brings us back to our own human frailties."
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28 January, 1986
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