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.