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Old 01-28-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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27 years ago today: Challenger, go at throttle up

What followed after those words, is still embedded in my head like it all happened yesterday.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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I was pretty young but remember my mother sitting in front of the tv crying at the news coverage. A sad sad day.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Very sad indeed , I used to live to near the school where Christa McAuliffe taught school. I remember hearing the whole class was watching. I can't believe it has been that long already.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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I'll never forget that day as long as I live. I was in High School and our principal made a polite announcement over the PA system. Those of us in Journalism were allowed to go to our room and start re-doing the paper.

Our editor was able to contact the editor of Christa McAuliffe's school paper for an interview that same day.

It was weird.

Years later, I attended John Glenn's launch in 1998 and I just burst into tears once the shuttle was safe in orbit.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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I'm from Canada and I remember it as well. I was watching it on TV and couldn't believe it when it happened.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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It's so hard to imagine it's been 27 years.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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I went to Concord High when Christa taught there. graduating in 1985. The entire city of Concord was filled with such joy when she was selected to be the first teacher in space. The day of the lift-off/explosion was horrific.......I couldnt believe it and held out hope that they had somehow survived.......I still get teary eyed when I see footage of that day.........so, so sad.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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I remember it vividly. I was at my Apt between classes watching. Afterwards I remember having to attend a Marketing class....weird to remember the details so vividly.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #9
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I will never forget it. I was in 6th grade and we'd just come back in from recess. My teacher was in the hall with another teacher. He suddenly ran into the room and to the back, where we had a radio. His face was red, his eyes were huge. The boy sitting in the seat next to the classroom door had overheard them, and turned and blurted out, "The space shuttle blew up." We sat there in complete silence for quite a while, listening to that radio.

I just can't believe that it's been 27 years already.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #10
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It's one of those moments you will never forget. I was at work. My coworker hung up her phone after speaking with her dad. Her words: "The Shuttle exploded and everyone is dead." So sad.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #11
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wow...I was really young but remember vividly.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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Hard to believe it's been that long. It is one of those events that you literally remember exactly what you were doing, etc....

I was in the locker room changing after gym and a girl bursts in telling us the shuttle had exploded. Now...every single one of us in the locker room thought she had lost her mind, that just wasn't something that happened. So, we just kept on doing what we were doing and then the minute we got out into the hallway you knew...the mood was just solemn.

We found out later they announced it on the PA system and had a moment of silence.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #13
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What followed after those words, is still embedded in my head like it all happened yesterday.

Yes, that's one of those events that's crystal clear in my memory.
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I was home sick with a sinus infection watching the Price is right. Such a horrific day.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #15
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I was at my MIL's for dinner, she made veal roast. I remember they kept showing the smoke trail over and over and over.............
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