Threads of Honor
A troop of Boy Scouts had arranged to have the American flag that belonged to their troop included in the flight kit of the Challenger. They had tried for the better part of a year to get this flag to fly on a space shuttle, only to be horrified to witness the explosion of the Challenger, with their flag aboard, 70 seconds after lift off. The amazing part of this story is...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 15th 2004 by Mapletree Publishing Company
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This was a nice little book. I don't remember hearing before about the true story that it tells, but it's pretty amazing. It tells about a very patriotic Boy Scout troop, and about our country's space program, how amazing the advances in technology are. I was a bit sad reading the book thinking about how two good organizations have come under attack - the Boy Scouts for not caving in to something they believe is immoral, and the Space Program for lack of funding. 10 short years ago when this boo...more