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I Remember Challenger

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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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    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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    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 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 Mar 19, 2013

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I have memories of being an uncle who died around a year before I was born. I used to remember a lot more as a child but my mother decided not to influence me into thinking about...
    girlfromtralfamadore girlfromtralfamadore 18-21, F Aug 2

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    Its been a while I spoke about you, but I don't know why there is not a single day goes by that you don't pass by my thoughts.In that blurry picture of past I see the crazy stupid...
    lalakhan90 lalakhan90 22-25, M Jul 20

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    I want to be remember as the girl Who was always smiling and laughing The one that never appeared sad The one that helped people through their pain even if they couldn't help...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F Jul 22

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    I posted something similar to this before and deleted it for no apparent reason. I killed a woman in my last life. I'm sure of it because I vividly remember assaulting her and...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses Jul 27

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    Had this conversation with someone at work a week ago. We where talking about being plugged in and the internet and all the gadgets that access the internet. His said "I can't...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I tend to remember pretty much everything said by someone i care a lot about. Word for word i remember what she tells me. Sometimes i remember what she was wearing or what i was...
    theysayitsjustme theysayitsjustme 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I don't want to be remembered after I die. I'll be 32 and a couple of months and I don't feel anyway this way or that way about it. I don't see that feeling changing. What is the...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I remember him also very well. There is a really few of so tallented singers of the world. I think we must be conscious about his like about very big star. I think his life is also...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I can remember way back to my elementry school days. I remember the classmates I had and every little incident that took place then. I never forget a face once I see one.
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    i was only 4 but i still remember it, my mom and brother were watching cartoons, and when we stopped watching cartoons we had to turn the tv of on our local news channel, and I...
    skull55 skull55 16-17, M Jul 21

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    Dear Professor, I'm posting this letter here, because I know I'll never have the courage to send it to you directly. I doubt you'll ever read it on here, but at least, I'll feel...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I either do not have then or I just do not remember them at all when I wake up..The last dream I had was of a goat giving birth... The was the first dream I remembered in a few...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I don't know if he was necessarily my first crush, but he's the first one that I can remember. Kind of hard to forget, as I was pretty obsessed over him. He was one of my...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Jul 24

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    In music class in grade 4 the music teach told us about the "Every good boy deserves fudge" to remember the lines to play recorder. The funny part was when people were suggesting...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F Jul 26

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    I have always been a good girl, never drinking, never smoking, always respecting the rules... But then I couldn't resist the temptation of fun. And Marijuana. I can clearly...
    Aredienne Aredienne 18-21, F Jul 27

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    I still remember the first time I saw you. You are the prettiest girl I ever saw. I had to know you. You became my best friend. You became my deepest love. You are the most...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I remember the day my friend Ryan died it was a Sunday and it was all over Facebook. Everyone thought it was a hoax because you can't believe everything you read. The next day at...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Dreaming above the blue sky.. Knowing oneday I can fly.. But even im in another world.. I cant forget anything about you.. Shadows haunting me behind my pain.. Leaving my empty...
    denez denez 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I can't remember what I did, I just remember getting the strap over knee and then hand over bum pants and undies pulled down . Man it hurt.
    StefanieL StefanieL 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    So I was thirteen and it was the summer between seventh and right grade. I was sleeping in my bed and I accidentally slept in really late. I just remember my mom yelling at me to...
    bban14 bban14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    i will remember you for the smile you put on my face, the sparkle you brought to my eyes, the sun shine you put in my world. i will always remember you and be thankful to you for...
    Cubeball Cubeball 16-17, M Aug 10

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    I was asleep when it happened. My clock radio turned on and i could hear it as i was sleeping. Maybe it woke me up or maybe it was coming into whatever i was dreaming. I remember...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    My first crush his name was mark I had a major crush on him he lives really close to me to i remember all my friends daring me to ring his door bell I liked him so much I memorized...
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F a week ago

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    I was in the office at my boss's house .I even remember what color the cable line was that we pulled in so that we could all sit and watch as our country unraveled. it was Grey. I...
    mrinvader mrinvader 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember i was only 1 years old. And when my mother heard the news that the trade center had been attacked, she realized that my sister who was in college was close to the world...
    Bishwha Bishwha 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    My first kiss was in the rain I had this handsome younger than me boy and he took me to a promenade next to river It's started raining and he sad U will always remember me I still...
    hunlove hunlove 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I remember my first it was years ago but I remember how long it took for me to get the courage for the meeting. I knew the person well and had the urge and desire that was raging...
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I remember building cubby houses out of sticks and gum nuts were money for good sticks kept us entertained for hours...or talking about how the world began..sleeping on my best...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had my first kiss during recess, under a slide. I didn't know the boy at all! He just randomly asked me if I want to marry him and I said yes even though I didn't know what...
    californiadreamz101 californiadreamz101 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I remember this memory very vividly, despite being half asleep and 6 years old. Our family was on a week long road trip to Colorado, and my brother and I were sleeping in the...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I will remember you always, since you're gone, everything went gloomy. But I remember the wonderful woman that you are, I don't hate you. I will be here if you need to talk.
    voslung voslung 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    I remembered I was the first ***** to reach the egg yeah this is how I was born
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M Jul 20

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    I remember being very very upset that after getting up early and climbing into mums bead in te morning I couldn't watch play school because other things were on
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    It used to be MTV. Now it's "RTV". Those reality shows killed it. Thank God for Vh1. Thankfully we have both in Norway, so you can still watch good, old music videos, but it's sad...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    She was a les but didn't tell me I remember how she would say mess like I love u bae baby boo and cutie she was such a jerk an she knew I was a very shy person and a sensitive...
    isaiahswaggisaiahswagg isaiahswaggisaiahswagg 13-15, M Jul 22

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    I remember my grandfather when he was very ill, his doctor went to their house to check his condition. All of my family were all there when the doctor told us that he had a stage 4...
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F Jul 23

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