|On this date in 1986, the US space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff, claiming the lives of all onboard. These men and women lost their lives in pursuit of greater knowledge of the cosmos we exist in.
This evening, go outside, look up at the sky, and contemplate the vastness and mystery of the cosmos. Contemplate how we are only a small part in the vastness, how much we have learned and how much we have yet to learn. Pay attention to the stars. Are any particular constellations visible to you? What message might they be sending to you as they grace you with their presence?
Spend as much time in meditation as you desire. When you're finished, leave a small earth-friendly offering outdoors. When returning indoors, light a candle and say a prayer of remembrance on your altar for the crew of the Challenger.