Remembering Challenger

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s last launch. I was in sixth grade english class when I heard about it. You?

My family watched the first 13 shuttle launchings from our house in Satellite Beach, Florida. We had moved to New Hampshire 7 months before the disaster. I know several people who watched the Shuttle disintegrate overhead and felt the rattle from the explosion.

Let’s hope that the spirit of the crew lives on in the work of the people like SpaceX who are pushing to make it easier to get to orbit.

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3 Responses to Remembering Challenger

  1. Annie says:

    I am fairly certain I was in 7th grade math class. (I had to pause a moment to remember that you were a year behind me in school despite being a week older.)

  2. Courtney says:

    Even though I was in third grade I remember watching it on the news over and over and being completely aware I was watching footage of a disaster where people died. There are some days you do not forget.

  3. Kim says:

    I was on the way to 7th grade English class when I heard what had happened. We all just sat stunned in our seats when we got to class.

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