Punky's dream is to become an astronaut when she grows up. When she sees the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle on TV, she is devastated.
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Penelope 'Punky' Brewster
[voiceover as she writes in her diary
I still feel bad about the shuttle, but I'm going to be an astronaut, no matter how scary it might be. Henry says you've got to take risks when you're doing something that nobody's ever done before. And here's something I realized all by myself, 'if' is a word smack in the middle of 'life', isn't that deeeep?
References Wheel of Fortune