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Tuesday, January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger blew up shortly after take-off. I still have vivid memories of this tragedy. I was in second day of police academy.

Where were you?
 

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National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. I still remember "Challenger go at throttle up..." .


Kind of a bummer topic, mano.

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Heading to an early lunch conference at work. The rest of the day was just glum.
 

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Wow, has it been taht long!!

I was over my buddies house down the road. Was in 6th grade at the time and it was a snow day here in NJ.
 

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I was at work at NAS Moffett Field. We were watching it on the TV we had in our shop. Everyone was stunned. The only TV broadcast more seared in my memory is 9/11.
 

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I was in 3rd grade! Damn! that was long ass time ago!
 

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I was still in the Corps. If I remember right I was in the chow hall having lunch with some fellow Marines. I hadn't realized that it had been that long. Solemn moment.
 

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I was a senior in HS in NJ - I remember TVs in the lounge and anouncement over the PA system. Sad day, but it was also one of those times (like 9/11) when everyone in the country simultaneously seemed to focus on what counts in the world. I remember a kind of dazed feeling, and everyone being extraordinarily kind to each other for a day or two.

Tragedy seems to have the odd side effect of bringing people together in a way few other things can. Strage world, this is.
 

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9th Grade--Walton Jr High--Watched it live and then reviewed the tape in a hand full of other classes throughout the day.
 

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I was in 6th. grade. I was in school and watching it on television. They let us go home th rest of the day. We were all proud of Krista McCaulaugh (sp?). My teacher Sister Anselm started to cry and we all prayed together for them.
 

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Hmmm...if I had to guess, I would say I was playing with blocks while listening to either a Raffi or Reagan for Rugrats tape. Man I miss that tape
 

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I was in Germany........don't remember much more then that. Other then how sad it was.


Nice to see you Wacco.
 

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Wacco said:
Tuesday, January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger blew up shortly after take-off. I still have vivid memories of this tragedy. I was in second day of police academy.

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i was at home, acting sick from school, watching it blow up live on TV.
 

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Just for everyone here, I know Wacco from another cigar board. He is a great guy. And the fact that he was the only one to post something about such a tragedy speaks volumes about him. Since nobody even remembered....I know I didn't. Actually when I logged into CS tonight after work I saw all the damn threads in "Everything but" and this was the only new thread that was even worth looking at.

I guess what I'm trying to say is.....if in another 15 yrs someone posts about 9/11 I would like to think that we could look back and remember that tragedy with out considering it a bummer topic and use it to remember the lives lost and take a moment to think about how it changed or effected us differently.
 

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I was at work. Went into our locker room and cried like a baby. The thing that struck me was how commonplace the launchs had become. The only news agency covering at the time was CNN.In retrospect the really sad thing to me was that the launch was green lighted with full knowledge that potential problems existed and that launch conditions were less than favorable,and that NASA higher ups ignored memos concerning possible seal failures.I also remember Reagan's eulogy, admittedly borrowed from St Exupery, but delivered so elequently.The president at his best.Still gives me a lump in my throat when I see that bit of film. Frank B
 
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