25 years…
January 28, 1986 ~
January 28, 2011

Dedicated to the seven brave men and women of Challenger STS-51L, along with all heroic pioneers who have lost their lives and “given all, just to lead the way”…

…and to all courageous explorers who continue to “risk their lives upon the challenge of the gods” in order to “bring that knowledge home and teach it to the child.”

They will not be forgotten.

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To watch the video, click here.

♦ Credits

Music and Video produced by Stephen Kay

Performed by:
Stephen Kay - keyboards, synth and drum programming, lead and backing vocals
David Alvey - lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals

Additional Creative Input - David Alvey

Created with the Korg KRONOS

The Challenger (Where No One’s Gone Before)
Music & Lyrics © 1986 by Stephen Kay

Recording © (P) 2011 by Stephen Kay, for the 25th anniversary
of the “Challenger Disaster” - All Rights Reserved

Stephen Kay David Alvey

More about Stephen Kay (bio)

♦ Acknowledgements

Special thanks to David Alvey for tons of invaluable input and ideas during the mixing of the song and production of the video - not to mention the great guitar-work!

Thanks to Guillermo Abramson for permission to use four of his fantastic space art images: the image of the Earth and Moon after the first chorus, and the images of the Earth, Jupiter and Saturn in the end sequence. Guillermo’s planetary art can be viewed here.

Thanks to Fernando Rodrigues (Burning-Liquid) for the fantastic image “A New Dawn” used during the third chorus. Burning-Liquid’s space art can be viewed here.