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The Things They Say: 161

“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. The song Xo was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you.

“The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten.”

Beyoncé defends her decision to use in her track ‘Xo’ a snippet of NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt talking about the 1986 tragedy, when the shuttle broke apart shortly after its launch, killing all seven crew members, a decision which brought her under fire for including the emotionally-charged audio in the pop song.beyonce_challenger_635x250_1388419744

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