February 3, 2003

Dear Colleagues:

This past Saturday, we witnessed the tragic loss of seven truly outstanding individuals who devoted their lives to the noble pursuit of knowledge. As members of the Tulane community, I know you join me in mourning their deaths and praying for their families, while acknowledging and standing in awe of their contributions to humanity.

Tulane University has had a long partnership with NASA and many Tulane experiments have been carried out aboard space shuttle flights. In these difficult times, we must have the strength and courage to move forward while always remembering the sacrifices others have made on our behalf.


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