Memories of the Challenger
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i was in fourth grade and i remember watching the news reports over while i was at school-the next day we were supposed to have watched Christa Mcaullife give us a science lesson from space.
Was working on car at my late Father`s shop when he came out and told us. We took a break and watched a little of the coverage. Then back to work. Remember it like it was yesterday.
I was a Senior in high school. I was in my English class (first row and second desk) when one of the secretaries from the principal's office told us what had happened. I remember we talked about it briefly, held a moment of silence, and had to continue our classwork. Everyone was talking about between the next class period and then at lunch.
I was 17,soon to be 18, a senior in high school in NJ, and I was sick at home for a couple of days. I was sleeping in bed, sick, when my Mom woke me up and told me what happened. I remember seeing over and over again the footage, and the eerie, calm voice of the NASA command center describing, after the explosion, the downward nautical miles and saying "obviously a major malfunction", and the feedback noise of the mic he was using...can hear still it now.
I was at community college,and did not watch the launch, but some students who had watched it came into the classroom laughing and joking about it. I was appalled and disgusted by their callousness...
Today, 1/28/2013, is the 27th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. I still remember being home with the flu and recording it as it happened while watching it on CNN, which carried it live. I still have the tape, which is as clear today as it was when I recorded it. It was a tragic day, and I never experienced anything worse til 9/11/2001, or the tragic breakup of the Columbia on 2/1/2003. May the Lord continue to keep them all safe in His arms.
From: Jan Griffiths
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