“NASA owes it to the citizens from whom it asks support to be frank, honest, and informative, so that these citizens can make the wisest decisions for the use of their limited resources. For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.” —Appendix to the Rogers Commission Report on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, June 9, 1986
Today it has been 25 years today that the Space Shuttle Challenger and its crew were tragically lost in one of the most tragic accident’s ever in the country, and as Marcia Dunn for the Associated Press said, …it remains one of NASA’s most visible failures”. This was one of those events that, if you were there or watching this event, will always be seared in your memory. Just the word Challenger alone has such impact and takes you to the thought of where was I in that moment in time? That being said, I couldn’t help but do a brief numerology overview of some of the key words and dates. The numbers 4 and 8 showed up significantly in this date in history. These two numbers are polar opposites and anytime they show up together, a fateful event is triggered.
- The date was 1.28.1986 which reduces to the number 8
- Challenger comes to 13/4
- NASA comes to the number 8
- Space comes to the number 8
- Challenger comes to the number 13/4
- 11:38 A.M. was the time of take off – that comes to the number 13/4
13/4 is the number of death and rebirth. Death is not to be feared but embraced as changes in our evolution and that which no longer serves a purpose. Release from the past allows growth. 13 is also a karmic debt number and in numerology, this karmic debt is where we take on burdens from our past in order to learn lessons that we failed to learn in previous lifetimes. 13 is a number of futility and frustration. This karmic debt number shows up in the time of lift off and in the name Challenger. The number 13 reduces to the number 4, which is the number of the earth and the earth was formed on the 4th day. I am reminded of this from the Book of Common Prayer:
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection into eternal life.
8 is the number of eternal and continuous motion and represents both involution when something turns upon itself and evolution when something passes to another stage.
The 4 and the 8 had a fateful relationship to each other on January 28, 1986 when life, death and rebirth collided with the earth and called back 7 spirits through the process of their evolution and eternal life.
Cherokee Prayer Blessing
May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder