Argumentative Essay: The Challenger Tragedy

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Seventy-three seconds after liftoff, “… the shuttle exploded in a forking plume of smoke and fire”(CT), as the people below watched their loved ones in their final moments. The astronauts that boarded the space shuttle Challenger on that cold morning took a huge risk by proceeding with the launch, despite the unfavorable weather conditions. Almost 30 years later, the Challenger tragedy is still a memorable event to this day. Everyone should take risks because they would never know the rewards or consequences, unless they try. Feeling a sense of pride after taking a big risk is a reward in itself. People go outside of their comfort zone to prove something to themselves. Fear and doubt can overpower their thoughts and prevent them from taking

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