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Mystery Photo Contest
The first five people to correctly answer those questions will win a UNotes Daily mug! Please be as specific as possible -- in addition to providing the location of the area in the photo, tell us what it is and why it is significant. Send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last Week's Mystery Photo
The “mystery photo” that appeared in the June 15 issue of UNotes showed a memorial to the seven astronauts who were killed in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. The photo was taken in “Challenger Park,” a grassy area near Konover Campus Center, situated between F Lot and the Konover pond.
The plaque in Challenger Park carries the following inscription: “This park is a memorial to the seven American astronauts whose lives were lost in the tragic malfunction of the space shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986.” The plaque bears the names of the seven astronauts, and it is surrounded by lilies of the “Challenger” species.
After the Challenger tragedy, faculty and staff created a special fund to establish the campus memorial, which was dedicated on May 17, 1986.
Three people correctly identified last week’s mystery photo — Jonathan Silver of the Department of Math/Physics/Computer Science, Nancy Philip of the Registrar’s Office, and Don Komp of Facilities. Komp has a special connection to the photo — he was Grounds Department foreman back in 1986, and it was his job to locate the planting materials for the Challenger memorial.