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S.J.Res. 365 (100th): A joint resolution to designate January 28, 1989, as “National Challenger Center Day” to honor the crew of the space shuttle Challenger.

The text of the resolution below is as of Nov 17, 1988 (Passed Congress).

102 STAT. 4082                    PUBLIC LAW 100-684—NOV. 17, 1988
                    Public Law 100-684
                    100th Congress
                                                Joint Resolution
^ o v . 17, 1988     rj,Q designate January 28, 1989, as "National Challenger Center Day" to honor the
  [S.J. Res. 365]                          crew of the space shuttle Challenger.

                    Whereas the crew of the space shuttle Challenger was dedicated to
                     stimulating the interest of American children in space flight and
                     science generally;
                    Whereas the members of the Challenger crew gave their lives trying
                     to benefit the education of American children;
                    Whereas a fitting tribute to that effort and to the sacrifice of the
                     Challenger crew and their families is needed;
                    Whereas an appropriate form for such a tribute would be to expand
                     educational opportunities in science by the creation of a center
                     that will offer children and teachers activities and information
                     derived from American space research; and
                    Whereas the Challenger Center is the only institution expressly
                     established by the immediate families of the crew of the Chal-
                     lenger for the above-named purposes, and is intended to be the
                     living expression of the Nation's commemoration of the Chal-
                     lenger crew: Now, therefore, be it
                       Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                    States of America in Congress assembled, That January 28, 1989, is
                    designated as "National Challenger Center Day" and the President
                    is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the
                    people of the United States to observe such day—
                           (1) by resolving that in the course of their regular activities
                         the people of the United States will remember both the Chal-
                         lenger astronauts who died while serving their country, and the
                         importance of the Challenger Center is honoring the accom-
                         plishments of the Challenger crew by continuing their goal of
                         the expansion of interest and ability in space and science
                         education; and
                           (2) with other appropriate ceremonies and activities.
                      Approved November 17, 1988.

                    LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 365:
                    CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988):
                        Oct. 7, considered and passed Senate.
                        Oct. 21, considered and passed House.