Their ashes are falling from the sky
ground where I live.
In honor, my eyes are lifted high,
where they gave all they could give.
The heavens pay tribute to the brave.
and calm, bright and blue.
Challenger and Columbia --
courageous ones are so few.
To stars, to the stars their spirits soar,
mortal chains are unbound.
Eternity now they will explore;
the One they sought has been found.
Columbia we salute your seven,
Ashes to earth
and spirits to heaven.
Astronauts who believed in their quest --
heroes they were -- our finest and noblest.