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.
Somebody has to speak for these people. Y'all got on this boat for different reasons, but y'all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know thisthey will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people...better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave. Mal Reynolds Serenity/Firefly
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.
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.
"Well, we're all victims of our own gene pool. Someone must have peed in yours." - Walter Bishop, from Fringe.
"Then tell me this: Why would you want to hang around people that get uncomfortable, or even scared, about that kind of thing?" "Maybe to feel normal," I said. He laughed. "Normal's not all it's cracked up to be." "You think?" "Hell, I know." - from Spirits In The Wires, by Charles de Lint.