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I Remember Challenger

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    Challenger

    I was still at school and the class i was in was watching the shuttle launch as a treat. I always wanted to go in to space and was a space nut , so this was very exciting to me. As we sat down and the launch began I was really enjoying myself seeing the shuttle preparing itself...
    ehartopp ehartopp 41-45, M Nov 16, 2010

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    I Remember Challenger

    I remember Challenger, what a shock it was, so sad.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 May 15, 2012

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    January 1986

    We were having a great time in the Chicago area, having dominated football - and pop culture - with our Chicago Bears!  Our victory came on January 26th, so it was a high we would be on for a long time... we thought. I was in my cooking/home ec class on the first...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 8, 2008

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    Ice Storm

    The summer before, I had done schematics for the GPS #13 satellite that was aboard Challenger. After completing the task, I had taken more classes, and completed another design task. I was not working, had finished those tasks/classes, so I watched on the TV. I was trying to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    Challenger

    I only know about the Challenger Space Shuttle because I was told about it by family. I was only 3 days old when it happened. My mom was bringing me home for the first time from the hospital when the shuttle exploded.
    forceunleahed forceunleahed 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Mission Sts-51l Is Always In My Memories

    I remember asking my mother that morning if I could stay home from school and watch the liftoff.  She said no and I went off to class as I did every day.  For no real reason, my mother took a picture of me going down the stairs as I left that day.  Whatever we studied in class...
    HoneySuckler HoneySuckler 36-40, M Jul 7, 2011

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    I Saw It Happen With My Own Eyes...

    I was working for Gould Computer Systems in Fort Lauderdale back then. My office was on the upper floor of a building and our windows faced NE so we could always see the shuttle launch when it climbed high enough, weather permitting. On that day there wasn't a cloud in the sky...
    TetsuwanAtom TetsuwanAtom 56-60, M Mar 31, 2012

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    I Do Remember Challenger

    I was both listening to the radio and watching TV when that happened. I got absolutely totally shaken and much hurt to the deepest. For a few months after that I was feeling a very deep bleeding wound in the deepest in my heart/soul.    Many people cannot...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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    I Was Only 7 When It Happened

    so I don't really remember much about Challenger, but I do remember the day we lost Columbia very clearly. I had always been into NASA but never really paid a lot of attention to the shuttle, I liked to stargaze and see distant planets up close through my dad's telescope.
    HorseAngel33 HorseAngel33 36-40, F Nov 8, 2011

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    I Saw The Explosion

    I was living in Tampa Florida. I was driving on the interstate and happened to look out the driver side window. There was a plume of smoke in the far distance. I knew that the shuttle was going up that day and thought "that was odd". It wasn't until after I returned home that...
    48feeln16 48feeln16 46-50, M Aug 14, 2010

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    I Was In School

    i was in school when it exploded.we were watching it in the auditoriun .it was a schock.now to find out years latter that politics helped lead to that disaster makes me sick.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 16, 2009

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    Space Was The Family Business

    I have to be careful what I say given some of the things I write here - I wouldn't want anyone to be able to identify me. But, it's fair to say that as much as anyone can make the claim, in my family space exploration is a "family business." My grandfather was a rocket scientist...
    Bloopster Bloopster 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    This made me giggle! Are there people my age that DO NOT remember? How hard did THEY party in college?
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    sometimes i miss something i have no memory of, sometimes i miss something that i never had, or could it be that iii am remembering or could it be that these truly did happen to me...
    AlejandroYme AlejandroYme 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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    I will remember what you said. And then I will remember what you did. If the two things are not the same, hmmmmmm! I will remember that too.
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I remember my first kiss just like it was yesterday.. Me and my older sis (technical my aunt) but she was only 4yrs older than me. She was a senior in the same secondary school I...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Who remembers Stan Freeberg? Also remembered as "Cecil, the Sea Sick Sea Serpent"? He went to the great comedian in the sky. Guess I'll have to call "John & Marsha" and tell them...
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    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always remember everyone I meet on EP and yes even the rude and stalking ones lol but it's the friends that you made and shared moments with that I'll always remember. Some said...
    SirenBlaze SirenBlaze 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    My first kiss happens when I was 22, It took me so much time because I have a very religious family and they don't allow me to go out with my friends or having a boyfriend, then I...
    Marin22 Marin22 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    This is only a small amount of the abuse that has happened in my childhood. It happened by many people for a long time. But this is what I need to talk about right now. I have a...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Mar 24

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    I remember the moment I felt nothing would ever really matter after this, we'll recover. I hadn't had a drink in five years, but I walked right into a liqueur store and bought a...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I forget what specifically happened, but I remember there was this guy from another country who got mad at me for something online on another site and he was harassing me I think...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Last night, I had a dream that I would sometimes fill in for a guy at Hot Topic when he had the urge to kill. I would pretend to be him and people fell for it. Then I would take...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was a German pilot in World War Two. I flew the Messerschmidt jet fighter, the 262. I remember quite a few details, such as people, places, and events. I remember my death in...
    Aleksandar262 Aleksandar262 13-15, T 3 days ago

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    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    i remember my first perfectly.....i was in the 7th grade and it was the last day till winter break started. This guy and i was dating for about 3 months(he was such a player idk...
    annalove32 annalove32 13-15, F Mar 22

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    But i dont remember. Until exhausted of caring about each.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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