Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

Challenger Point Paperweight
  • Challenger Point Paperweight

This item is currently back ordered and is expected in stock by June 30.

  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • With soft fleece pouch
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Challenger Point
Elevation: 14,081 ft.
Coordinates: N37° 58' 49'' W105° 36' 22''
Location: Sangre de Cristo Range, Colorado, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: No Station Found
Challenger Point, while not an "official" Colorado 14er, is notable for honoring the memory of the crew of space shuttle Challenger which failed during its launch on January, 28, 1986. Alan Silverstein and party placed a bronze plaque at the summit on July 19, 1987, bearing the following inscription:
CHALLENGER POINT 14,080+ Feet
In Memory of the Crew of Shuttle Challenger Seven who died accepting the risk, expanding Mankind's horizons January 28, 1986 Ad Astra Per Aspera* *Translated: To the stars through adversity."