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steadyshot 01-29-2013 01:01 AM

Challenger Disaster happen on this day 27 years ago
 
27 years, sure doesn't seem that long ago...I was in high school when it happen...


DFlynt 01-29-2013 03:59 AM

I was going to college in Florida when it happened. The students tried to get the college to name the new library Challenger Hall but the powers that be thought naming it for a donor was more important. :(

Mosin 01-29-2013 04:12 AM

This was a big deal, I remember watching it live on tv when it happened.

Bigcountry02 01-29-2013 05:05 AM

I was in the Air Force at the time.

stig 01-29-2013 05:39 AM

I remember ..
I was in high school at the time and we all watched it because it would have been the first teacher in space. There was something about a bad o-ring on the fuel pod that caused this - correct me if I am wrong.

Mosin 01-29-2013 05:42 AM

youre right....

dog2000tj 01-29-2013 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mosin (Post 1114582)
This was a big deal, I remember watching it live on tv when it happened.

I watched in school like a lot of others. It was truly saddening to learn later that the astronauts most likely survived the explosion and only were killed upon impacting the water :o

a terrible tragedy :(

shadecorp 01-29-2013 06:34 PM

At that time I was working for,
North American Aviation.
Where we built many parts for the shuttle.
The shuttle was assembled at the Palmdale plant.
Was a very sad day.

buckhuntr 01-30-2013 03:12 AM

I was asleep when it happened (working the night shift), and my sister called and woke me up to tell me about it. I was stunned, to say the least. And yeah, the thought of the crew being alive and knowing they were falling with no way to prevent it, was haunting stuff. :(


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