MmmmBacon: I was sitting in Computer Science class, senior year of High School. When the announcement came of the disaster, and the teacher asked if we knew anything about this particular mission, I was the only student in class that knew a teacher was among the crew.
Maturin: Rounding at the VA hospital in Wichita. One of those truly unbelievable moments. I remember seeing the first images and thinking we were just seeing the boosters separate and the shuttle was not in that huge gas ball. Took a while for it to sink in.Interesting, most of us who remember seeing broadcasts from that day recall seeing it on live TV. But that shuttle launch was one of the first not broadcast on network television and most of us saw replays.http://www.nbcnews.com/id/11031097/ns/technology_and_science-space/t /m yths-about-challenger-shuttle-disaster/#.UtqFmUbnbIU
Unobtanium: That's right. I was listening to the radio. They covered up until it cleared the pad, then had to break back in when everyone realized something had gone wrong. We were reminded that day, as we were 17 years later, that manned space flight is still something of an R&D program
Fabric_Man: Remember how they had kindergartners from around the country watching the launch on live TV? 'Cause I sure as shiat remember.
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