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I Remember Challenger

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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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 haven't seen him in 3 years and I remember everything about him, and everything the two of us did together. He was my best friend for as long as I can remember. He moved to...
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    I will always remember 8 thing when everything goes wrong. 1. Pain is part of growing: When times are tough, remind yourself that no pain comes without a purpose. Move on from...
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    I was riding down the road today and it's funny the things that trigger our memories. I saw a '71 Monte Carlo black. I was immediately taken back to being 16 and sitting beside my...
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    No I obviously don't, I'm far too young for that. But I do remember when computers where novelties, I remember when a lot of households including my own didn't have computers. Hell...
    TheCreatorOfAll TheCreatorOfAll 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Pretty sure I'm one of the oldest people who doesn't remember, cause the grade above me remembers but almost no one in my grade remembers at all cause we were all under 5
    Othkurik Othkurik 16-17, M Sep 22

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    It had to be a Frenchman...I was in summer camp and their were some exchange students from different parts of Europe. Antoine was from Nice, France. He was 16 an I was 14. I was...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I had a concussion when I was a junior in high school it caused me to have amnesia. It took two days to remember who I was and left me with short term memory loss. Now I remember...
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Oct 6

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    My first kiss happened during one of the celebration of my classmate in highschool . I remembered its a habit in our town to have a celebration in every house of the celebrant...
    Andrai55 Andrai55 18-21 3 days ago

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    I remember when I was a younger man a happier time in a different place . I followed the job from the north east to the south , and we ended up in the state of Georgia . I totaly...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M Sep 23

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    I was 15 and my 1st bf was 19. We drove to the mall to do Xmas shopping and hang out. When we went back to his car, we sat for awhile talking and listening to music. I remember...
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I remember how I first met him. I'm sure he recalls it a lot differently, though. I was 16 and doing my A Levels, I was checking out universitys perhaps too eager and I went to...
    hankpalmer hankpalmer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I used to watch television advertisements with Billy Mays, and I always liked him. Whenever one of his advertisements came on the television, I would always stop whatever I was...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Oct 2

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    04/10/2014 I usually do not remember my dreams. But this time it was like real. I dont get any meaning from my dreams. I just want to share. "In Kadıkoy, I was in a street that...
    qaan qaan 22-25, M Oct 4

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    I moved schools in grade 3. I still remember seeing all of the kids who were already friends talking about their summers and all that and I was kind of left out. The teacher told...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I remember him taking me to dance class and telling me I was the best dancer there. That always made me happy because I loved to dance. He always gave me daisies at the end of my...
    KateKittyKate KateKittyKate 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Well I don't go that far back but I do remember in elementary school when we didn't even know what the internet was. Oh and I remember when my brother had a pager.
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I was six or seven, I saw the Bratz perform live. I had reasonably good seats, too! That's the first one I remember, but apparently I saw High Five perform live in concert once...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I couldn't walk or talk, but I was playing with my toys happily on the bed. Suddenly my mum came in to the room and lifted me away to see my dad. I remember I wanted to continue...
    Bobugu Bobugu 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The passion. The chemistry. The intensity of feelings. I remember feeling like I had come alive, like someone had replaced the black and white tv with a color model. I remember the...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember when my mom found out I cut.. It was too painful for her to see and she cried. I lied to her. I told her she wasn't the reason why I cut. I told her I was just so angry...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    He was drunk and high. He came to my home at 2 am, I was alone. It was quite strange - he was 15, sad, smelled like weed and had a bottle of vodka. He told me his parents kicked...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I was 14, it was the end of my Freshman year of high school. This boy and I had been talking and texting for about a month, flirting our little hearts out in extremely awkward...
    HeadCase777 HeadCase777 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    How you always sent me a postcard from the sea And talked about the places you had been How you described us as friends And wanted me around so you would not be alone How you...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I remember mind I was in the bathroom I started peeing and seeing blood. I called my mother She said "oh no you becoming a women"
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Oh my...I remember crying "Mom!!!! My childhood has slipped away forever!!!!!" And then I was deathly afraid to use the bathroom (which was very problematic). Thought my uterus was...
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    My first kiss was with an older girl, it happened when we visited my uncles one winter some years ago, it was something that we use to do as a family every year or so, I played for...
    alittlebitnaughty alittlebitnaughty 46-50, M Sep 24

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    Yeah, i remember 9/11 I donated money and the bombs from our military cargo ahhhhhh. Good days
    MatinLutherKing MatinLutherKing 70+, T 1 Response Sep 24

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    What, you mean there was life before the Internet? Actually, technically I suppose Internet (then ARPANET, but that's what it was) went international in 1973, before my birth. Oh...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    My first kiss was in a garage at my boy friend's house. We were both 12. He wasn't my boyfriend just a friend that was a boy, but we kind of liked each other. We searching through...
    cuterabbits cuterabbits 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    It's a memory I will never forget. I was sitting in a small red chair, a tiara was placed on my head. Suddenly a teacher barged into the room. The teacher grabbed my teachers arm...
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Every time I remember something funny, I laugh out loud. Sometimes people stare and look at me like, "What the heck is wrong with her?", and that makes me laugh more. XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Sep 29

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    And oh how you hurt me over and over. I knew God would take you home. I told you about the dream. You only scoffed. Death Becomes you.It's been 5 years since I left you and all...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I don't have to remember it cos i still am smacked this way! I'm 14 & if i've been naughty like back chat,arguing,not doing me homework,not doing as i'm told,lying,swearing ETC,i...
    smackedagain smackedagain 13-15, F 19 Responses Sep 30

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