President Reagan addresses many audiences during his speech regarding the Challenger space shuttle.  He addresses the Nation, the families of the fallen Astronauts, the school children who were watching and the crew that worked on the Challenger space craft at NASA.

To the Nation, he says it is a truly terrible loss and that there will be a national week of mourn.  To the families he says that while the rest of us cannot know how this will impact them, we do feel for them and are their for them in their loss.  To the school children, President Reagan explains that this is a natural part of exploration and that sometimes losses like this happen, but we push through and persevere.  Finally, to the crew, President Reagan says that there hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated and that he has never once doubted NASA and their efforts.