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Preserving Pride: UB Flag’s Journey Aboard the Challenger

The tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 included Gregory B. Jarvis, a proud alumnus of the University at Buffalo. Before the ill-fated mission, Jarvis requested to carry a UB flag as a symbol of gratitude for his education. Despite the disaster, the flag survived intact and was returned to his wife. In honor of Jarvis, the university renamed a building after him and received the flag, which now resides in the University Archives, symbolizing his enduring connection to his alma mater.

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