Orion5k: I wasn't even a seed in my father's balls. But in honesty, I read these posts and realize that the Challenger had an impact on people in the same way that 9/11 did for me. The memory is forever in my brain. I love history, and it's always astonishing to learn of the events and connections that burn themselves into the collective psyche. I never knew that this launch was so important, but thank you all for your input. I've seen the footage, but now am able to apply the emotions. This has been a lesson for me.
jfarkinB: Where was I? A place that I don't like revisiting, but I get dragged back to every time I come across something like this. It's right next to 9/11 Place, and a bit down the street from "she's been in an accident. I'm heading to the hospital now".Fark.
OnlyM3: 7 dead.... 0 held accountable.NASA repeated the trick of knowingly killing 7 when they returned Columbia.
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.
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.
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