Transcript for NASA Astronauts Upset at Beyonce
Rereported last night on the brewing backlash from beyonce this a new song. Tonight the astronauts in their own words. Abc's clayton sandell now. Reporter: They are words etched into history. Flight controllers looking at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction. Reporter: But now that six second recording at the beginning of her latest single, is a major pr malfunction for beyonce. They are the same words spoken by mission control when 7 crew members on board space shuttle challenger died on a cold morning in 1986. It is the worst disaster in the history of the american space program. Families of the challenger crew and many in the nasa community upset at what they say are hallowed words ended up in a pop song. Today, retired astronaut tom jones tweeting, "beyonce please remove #challenger clip from xo. Crew's memory and families deserve respect, not trivialization." To me it just seemed to be totally irrelevant and then the use of it insensitive. Reporter: Beyonce says her song writers include the recording as a tribute to the crew. And she had the "sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected thing happen so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you." Tonight, one shining star working to fix her relationship with the explorers who reach out for the stars. Clayton sandell, abc news, denver.
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