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This song is by Julia Ecklar and appears on the compilation Minus Ten and Counting (1983).

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Song of the Day
April 17, 2017
When you sing of Columbia or the Eagle
And reach for the stars as your ultimate goal
Recall who fell along the way
For the star-road takes a fearful toll
The star-road takes a fearful toll

And it might have been Armstrong, Aldrin, Cerna
Shepard, Carpenter, Cooper, or Glenn
They all knew well the questor's fee
And the star-road's paved with the lives of men
The star-road's paved with the lives of men

For the price was paid on a winter evening
When "Fire in the spacecraft!" somebody said
In smoke and flame the shadow passed
And in Capsule Twelve three men were dead
In Capsule Twelve three men were dead

Forget not yet who paid the forfeit
To conquer the stars in the Eagle's flight
"It's worth the price," they said who paid:
Grissom, Chaffee, and Edward White
Grissom, Chaffee, and Edward White

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