Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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    I was very young when Challenger exploded.

    But I remember I was watching live on television in my dorm room at Dayton when Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2003. Horrifying.
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    I just under six months from being born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    I was very young when Challenger exploded.

    But I remember I was watching live on television in my dorm room at Dayton when Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2003. Horrifying.
    I remember Columbia very well.

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    This has been a deadly time of year for the space program.

    January 27th (1967) - 3 astronauts killed on pad during an Apollo launch
    January 28th (1986) - 7 killed during Challenger liftoff
    February 1st (2003) - 7 die during reentry on Columbia

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    Boy I remember the 1967 fire but hadn't realized it was the same time of year.

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    Even in Florida, maybe they shouldn't do this stuff in the dead of winter.

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    I was in college, coming back from class and the launch was about to start. I stopped in the lobby and watched on TV with about a dozen others. It was shocking. I sat down and watched for a while, feeling numb.

    A few months earlier, I sat in the exact same place and watched Pete Rose hit #4192

    Two very different emotions from the same seat.

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    It is hard to believe that 30 years have passed. I was at work at a factory in Lexington. I also can remember the Kennedy assassination some. RFK and MLK assassinations. The moon landing. The Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nWo View Post
    It is hard to believe that 30 years have passed. I was at work at a factory in Lexington. I also can remember the Kennedy assassination some. RFK and MLK assassinations. The moon landing. The Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts.
    Yep to all of these.

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    I was in a history class my senior year in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nWo View Post
    It is hard to believe that 30 years have passed. I was at work at a factory in Lexington. I also can remember the Kennedy assassination some. RFK and MLK assassinations. The moon landing. The Apollo 1 fire that killed three astronauts.
    You're one old weatherguy. Are you Willard Scott?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    I was in a history class my senior year in college.
    Rookie.

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    The most heartbreaking part to watch was Christa's parents looking up and realizing what had happened. Terrible.

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    Not even being REMOTELY mechanically inclined, 1986 was the first time I had ever heard of an O-ring.

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    I was working at the University of Michigan Hospital. I remember glancing over at a patient's TV and asking him what that odd looking smoke trail was. Weird how certain historic things freeze you in time.

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