Remembering Challenger

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  1. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    Today, we mark 28 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after launch at 10:39 a.m. on January 28, 1986. The disaster took the lives of seven crew members.

    Do you remember where you were?

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  2. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Blimey, 28 years ago???!!!! How is that possible!! I would've been 14. I'm ashamed to say I don't know what I was doing at the time, but I remember the endless shots of it on the news. And the pictures of the shocked members of the public who were watching there. Very sad.
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  3. Spideyman
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    Morning recess at school playground. All my students watching the sky and the launch.
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  4. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    yep...Florida...had this old color television, big honkin' model...traded a Pontiac LeMans for the teevee, a bicycle, and a hot camera didn't know it was hot...anyway, the sound went on the teevee 15 minutes after I plugged it in, but the walls of the rooming house were thin, so I just watched what the neighbor was watching...got the sound through the heat vent. Bunch of us standing around looking at the teevee...no sound, the neighbor wasn't home, just the color image over and over again.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...having lunch in the control room of TV2, and we had CNN on...my god, I can still remember the horrific feeling that fell over all of us....
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    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I was pretty young, six maybe??? Anyways, don't remember where I was, but I do remember everyone being sad, and seeing the images over and over on the television.
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  7. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r


    I was at work in the break-room and saw it live on TV.

    :down:
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  8. Winter
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    Thank you for remembering. I'm ashamed to say I did not. Very very sad. I was 4 and it would have been the middle of the night...I guess I was either asleep or my mother was wishing I was.
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  9. Mr Nobody
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    Given the time of day and the fact I'd have been just shy of 13...I was probably at school or just getting home. Actually...I might have run home already, dropped my bag off, and gone to a friend's house - TV used to still cover shuttle launches then, and my mate and I were (and still are) space mad. Unfortunately, I can't be certain either way, but I do remember the off-colour jokes that went around...
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  10. Winter
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    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of Sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of -- wheeled and soared and swung
    High into the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through the footless hall of air.
    Up, up the long delirious burning blue
    I've topped the wingswept height with easy grace
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew.
    And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
    The untrespassed sanctify of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
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  11. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    That's pretty . . .

    Did you write it? . . .I don't recall ever reading or hearing it before.
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  12. Winter
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    Oh, I didnt, I should have given credit. Its the poem on the memorial for the Challenger Crew.
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  13. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I should have known that . . .thank you and the font color makes it even more lovely.
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  14. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    That is High Flight by John Gillespie Magee.
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  15. Agincourt Concierge
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    Agincourt Concierge Plupples

    President Reagan spoke those words .....
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  16. Agincourt Concierge
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    Agincourt Concierge Plupples

    I was working at electronics company, we were watching it on TV .... very dark day
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  17. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...High Flight...a wonderful bit of verse...
  18. arista
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    arista First time caller long time listener

    I was in my freshman year of College. My goodness time flies. I remember it being so sad.
  19. Out of Order
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    Out of Order Who's On First?

    I heard about while driving. Almost drove off the road.

    Man I feel old........
  20. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    I know what ya mean. I was 18.....time sure does fly.

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