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Fair Sailing [Jul. 26th, 2005|09:43 am]
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Rick D. Husband -- "I answer for Husband!"
William C. McCool -- "I answer for him!"
Michael P. Anderson -- "Answering for Anderson!"
David Brown -- "I answer for Brown."
Kalpana Chawla -- "I answer for her!"
Laurel Blair Salton Clark -- "I answer for Clark!"
Ilan Ramon  -- "I answer for Ramon!"

Francis R. (Dick) Scobee  -- "Answering for Scobee!"
Michael J. Smith  -- "I answer for Smith!"
Judith A. Resnik  -- "I answer for Resnik!"
Ronald E. McNair  -- "I answer for him!"
Ellison S. Onizuka  -- "Answering for Onizuka!"
Gregory B. Jarvis  -- "I answer for him!"
Sharon Christa McAuliffe  -- "I answer for McAuliffe!"

"All present sir."

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[User Picture]From: spytfire
2005-07-26 03:32 pm (UTC)
Wow...yeah.

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[User Picture]From: curculio
2005-07-26 08:31 pm (UTC)

Need a clue

I'm slow and couldn't figure out the reference for these names. So I clicked a reference and found they are the names of the (now) astronauts aboard the shuttle. I should have guessed but I thought it might be a movie reference. I still don't understand why, "I answer for". Could you answer that?
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-07-27 12:33 am (UTC)

Re: Need a clue

In Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein, it's a tradition of the Space Patrol that at the end of each roll call they call the names of four men who gave their lives in the formative days of the Space Patrol. As each name is called, a cadet calls out "I answer for him" or something similar.

The names I listed are the names of the astronauts who were on the last flights of the Challenger and the Columbia.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2005-07-27 01:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Need a clue

Thanks anonymous. I'll let Carol know that somebody helped me. And you did. I definitely needed a clue, I thought these were the names of the astronauts who just went up.
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