As a science fiction fan and a firm believer that our destiny is tied to the exploration and colonization of space, I would dearly love to make a trip “out there”. True there are dangers as there are in any new territory. But Mankind must face those dangers if we are to overcome stagnation and develop as a species. All the more reason to remember those who have died in that noble quest. 10 years ago today the shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas during reentry killing all seven crew members. We must never forget these brave explorers.