25 years ago today, the Challenger disaster took place. Even though I wasn't born when it happened, I feel moved by the story every time I hear about it. My piece "Between the Shadows" was inspired by the sacrifices and loss that explorers (and those left behind) must endure in order to open the pandora's box of discoveries that the universe offers us. In the detail above, the names of the Challenger crew appear on the headstone near the astronaut figure. Never forget.