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I Remember Challenger

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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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    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 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 Remember Challenger

    I remember Challenger, what a shock it was, so sad.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 May 15, 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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    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 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 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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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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    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 remember you. Charles Black. The boy I sat next to in kindergarten. You were nice but you drove me nuts because you only ever used your orange crayon. Wore it down to a nub. I'm...
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    I remember the time I came around the corner and the spaghetti flied off my plate onto the floor. It was supposed to be funny but I only remembered you stood behind me and grabbed...
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    When I was like 12 or eleven, my grandmom and poppy use Ta watch me a lot me and my brother. We would spend whole summers at there place for what I can remember. I remember playing...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I always remember people. I have a photographic memory so sometimes I just remember their faces. Sometimes I won't remember anything about their personality or what their voice...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F a week ago

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    I remember my first real kiss. I was in 6th or 7th grade and on swim team at the local Y. A girl that used to tease me joined our team. She was more mature than the rest of the...
    carnivalcam carnivalcam 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Walked in to my parent's room, everyone was home. dad was home with walking pneumonia and we had just flipped it from the three stooges to breaking news on our 20" box tv. I...
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Well I was 1. Not sure if that counts as remembering. I remember a little bit. I was at home with my mom watching cartoons, think it was Teletubbies (I don't know how I watched...
    Give2Schitts Give2Schitts 13-15, T 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Really Funny Story I remember my first period like it happened yesterday. I was 11 and still in primary school. It was nighttime and, at first, I didn't feel anything different...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I remember this time that I was on Facebook, scrolling through my newsfeed a few months ago, and there was this video. Just like most other videos, I clicked play. This was a time...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Geeze. . I'm getting old. .I not only remember life before the internet . .I remember life without color television.
    breezeway01 breezeway01 46-50, F 11 Responses Mar 10

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    The first time I got high was in second grade, off this pot brownie (I think) that my brother fed me. It was during midnight, and I really wanted to try it since he said "It makes...
    katherinneee katherinneee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I was 7years old again. Roaming a town that looked like Ireland in the 1900s. Down and broken, I didn't speak.... All I could remember is the feeling of despair and being lonely...
    QueenGeisha QueenGeisha 22-25, F Mar 13

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    Do you remember, we were sitting there by the water? You put your arm around me for the first time You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter You are the best thing...
    timeisvaluable timeisvaluable 18-21, F Mar 14

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    i was eating my cereal this morning.I have my favorite bowl.They are thick and tall and have...what?a picture of the quaker oats guy on them.Oh,yes,now I remember.My father sent me...
    jammernichtful jammernichtful 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Before all the drugs, before all the alcohol, before ruining my life. I was so hurt, and depressed, and I wanted to shut everything out. That’s the last thing I remembered before...
    I3utterfly I3utterfly 18-21, F Mar 20

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    To be fair, I don't know if they've forgotten about me by now, but it seems logical that they would've. I remember people better than I can remember anything else. Even those who...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F a week 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...
    blommetjies blommetjies 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 51-55, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember it like it was yesterday. I cried everyday until I got tired of crying. I didn't eat and all I wanted to do was sleep. I didn't leave home unless I absolutely had to. It...
    msnettajay msnettajay 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    I want to consider every single decision made when you were young... Visions of grandeur tied to a makeshift cape Swing from chandeliers and belting out faded garbled radio songs...
    faintking faintking 31-35, M Mar 4

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    I remember it, I was bitter for a year or so.. got over it, moved on, she found another guy, dumped him with in a year and hes a bud now, NOW shes dating another guy.. me and a...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Is it sad so that the only time I ever remembered bawling like a baby was when my cat was put to sleep? I mean, I lost most of my family coming out of the closet, My boyfriend...
    Iamlyingtoyou Iamlyingtoyou 22-25, M Mar 6

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    Who can remember all the horrible things your Mother warned you about ? Like... Put that down before you poke your eye out ,put that fog down you'll get warts lol
    Billypuffnstuff Billypuffnstuff 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 6