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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:34 AM

27 years ago today



Christa McAuliffe (Teacher in Space)
Dick Scobee (Commander)
Mike Smith (Pilot)
Ron McNair (Mission Specialist)
Judy Resnik (Mission Specialist)
Ellison Onizuka (Mission Specialist)
Gregory Jarvis (Payload Specialist)

The explosion of the space shuttle challenger




Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;



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Reply 27 years ago today (Original post)
rdking647 Jan 2013 OP
maryellen99 Jan 2013 #1
Connie_Corleone Jan 2013 #10
krispos42 Jan 2013 #2
Recursion Jan 2013 #6
FirstLight Jan 2013 #3
rdking647 Jan 2013 #7
FirstLight Jan 2013 #9
randome Jan 2013 #4
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #5
Brickbat Jan 2013 #8
davsand Jan 2013 #11

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:41 AM

1. I was 14 and in 8th grade

I remember we were coming back from lunch and we were told by our teacher.

Friday is the 10th anniversary of the Columbia disaster.

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Response to maryellen99 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:54 AM

10. Same here.

14 and at lunch. Some boy told me. We had science class next. Our teacher had the radio on and she was crying.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:45 AM

2. 4th grade, age 9

A teacher came into class, and spoke briefly with Mrs. Fontaine. Then she told us "the space shuttle just blew up".

Mrs. Fontaine then tried to tune in the classroom TV so we could see the news. I don't remember if it ever worked or not; I don't think it had an antenna on it and all we got is snow.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:52 AM

6. Same here

Out on the playground in 4th grade; the principal called us all over and had us watch TV.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:46 AM

3. wow

now i feel old...I was 16, getting ready for school watching the launch...

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:03 AM

7. your a mere child :)

i had just started my trading career on the floor of the chicago mercantile exchange. I was 24

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:51 AM

9. I wonder if it's like

'our generation's' JFK moment.... :/ still, pretty sad that we have no more newer shuttles now to have a real space program.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:48 AM

4. I was working in a Social Security office in Kansas.

The radio played all day over the ceiling speakers in my part of the office. I stood up to hear it better -LOL- and my boss started to talk about something and I told her what had happened. We stood side by side and listened to the rest.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:48 AM

5. I'll never forget the day.

nt

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:21 AM

8. Eighth grade. The principal made an announcement over the PA during lunch. Many of us spent the rest

of the afternoon watching it on TV.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:07 PM

11. I was bar tending and cashiering for lunch in a private club.

The bar looked out over the entire dining room, and I had the TV on behind the bar. Everybody walked in and sat down at a table facing the TV. They ate their lunch quietly while watching the news coverage. Once they were done eating they'd pay me at the bar. Almost every person that came in that day commented to me about how awful/tragic it was. Very somber, incredibly sad.



Laura

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