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I Remember Challenger

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 Remember Challenger

    I remember Challenger, what a shock it was, so sad.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 May 15, 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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    I was walking home from school when my mom called me to turn on the news. I remember seeing an aircraft colliding with the building and it falling as if it was set to be...
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    I will, I do and I have... I love you all see, well most of you anyway... I am an older person,,,,,,, no way, I look old,,,,, Na sorry no way,,,,, I don't know anything,,,, no...
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    The Only Memory of My Father and Glance of My Mother- "그것은 당신의 아빠입니다 우리는 이야기 할 수 있습니까" Someone called out as my sister and I...
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    I was in school. Seventh grade German class. We all got called in to see the replay of the first plane hit. And then the second came in before the news station could react and turn...
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    I was just 15 blocks away from the towers seeing that first plane going into the building the way it just circle around it the way it went into the tower I just froze shocked...
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    I had been having a very rough time in the weeks leading up to that day. I was still recovering from my break up with the high school girlfriend but I also moved on enough to...
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    When I was a kid, about 5yr's or so, my Mom would send me to the store to buy something, just a few doors away, she would tie a string around my finger so that I would remember...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M Jun 26

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    MICHAEL JACKSON DIED 6 YEARS FROM THIS DAY RIP, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED <3 <3 <3
    EllaBella9999 EllaBella9999 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    In that moment All of my senses were heightened I See you close your eyes, lips slightly parted in anticipation I Hear the music, the crowd, the carnival barkers below I Smell the...
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    I had a very bad recurring nightmare that occurred regularly until I was around 14 yrs old. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized the dream was actually a memory of...
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    And more and more it seems like I was just another generic acquaintance you conned into believing it was friendship. But that doesn't change the fact I still care as much as I hate...
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