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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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've never had to opportunity to openly discuss with other people who understand. I remember snippets, feelings, smells and the death of a loved one. I know, based on my research...
    Amy3786 Amy3786 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I remember I remember the light of the summer sun, embracing my happiness, as I swung higher on the park swings I remember my grandmother, who made magical treats and loved people...
    CaptainMurphy CaptainMurphy 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    I don't know, maybe my whole childhood is one big repressed memory. I don't remember hardly anything from when I was born to the time I was about thirteen. I'm currently only...
    SladePrince SladePrince 16-17, T 6 days ago

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    Okay, so I am 19, and I did a few things in refrence to remebering my pastlife. I don't remember much, but I do believe I died in Jonestown. When I was around 5, my family and I...
    Deadpunk18 Deadpunk18 18-21 1 Response May 4

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    It is strange how some childhood experiences linger with you, perhaps because even at the time you realize they are somehow significant, even when other people might think them...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M May 10

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    First of all, I never had a girlfriend and I'm a virgin. I do have girls that were my friends. I remember them like a vivid dream. Aleah, Crystal, Vanessa, Breanne, Reyna, and the...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M May 19

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    I remember the Q&A section specifically because it was a bit chaotic. There were cool questions and everything but there was this one woman who was being so hilariously weird...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F May 24

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    I hit me all of a sudden the other day while I was watching TV, this isn't something that was always reoccurring. I had this overpowering feeling/memory of when I was born. I call...
    rgudinas rgudinas 26-30, M May 13

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    I still even remember dreams I had as a child. In one I got chased by a potato. In another a Barbie doll chased me around the house with a knife. I had a lot of bad dreams when I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I actually remember a dream when I was about 3 years old, I was in space driving something...mostly it. And another one at that age, but I think 2, I only remember an attic or...
    20syl 20syl 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    In fact, being 75 years old, I even remember (dimly) the Second World War, and posted a paragraph about it a few days ago which was pulled by the EP robot police for reasons as yet...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 7 Responses May 9

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    I would probably use a stronger word than "horrible". Obviously I remember my firiends names, but I can get introduced to someoene and even if I'm in a meeting with them for...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Ah my first crush was in first grade...before I understood what the feeling was...I can't recall her name...she was in fifth grade and lived in the house directly behind mine...we...
    CainMarko CainMarko 26-30, M 1 Response May 1

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    Lol in kindergarten, he was also my first bf maybe kinda sorta :p We'd sit in the corner and I'd read to him and we'd kiss each other on the cheek when we left class and I remember...
    dysfnkshnal dysfnkshnal 13-15, F May 1

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    i only remember jumping on beds because i got my a** whooped for it ??
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2

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    I will remember all the loved ones I have lost including the ones I've never met. I love you all ... R.I.P
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 1 Response May 3

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    I know I will always remember you n the beautiful, valuable sweet time we shared , I wish I lose memory..
    OxymoronAya OxymoronAya 22-25, F 1 Response May 3

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    Well I remember my mother catching is on our way out the door and made us eat breakfast and had a lunch packed at 8:00 am we wouldn't get home untill dark or after cause we were...
    samara11besc samara11besc 51-55 May 6

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    I don't think I've ever known the true meaning of love until I gave birth to my children.  When I gazed into their eyes for the first time or held onto their precious little...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 4 Responses May 8

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    My life feels like a jigsaw puzzle often (but then again; who's doesn't? right).... I just found a part of me that's been missing for a long time now. It came to my realization a...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M May 8

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    Not only do I remember I still go to them. On the long weekends you can even catch 3-4 movies in one night. So much fun and relaxing at the drive in.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 Response May 10

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    Kindergarten, I had a huge crush on some boy...I just remember that we had to pull mats down on the floor at "nap time" and I would always lay mine right next to his haha... I'm...
    TyrannosaurusRexx TyrannosaurusRexx 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I remember when I was younger and I learned about depression and anorexia and self harm and anxiety in health class and I would wonder how people came to that point and I would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    I may be "old enough" to remember what life was like before the Internet, but I'm also old enough to have all the usernames you want, but can't have. So nana-nana-boo-boo to you...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I remember waiting all day to hear my favorite songs come on the radio. Also, waiting for CDs to come out.
    radiantorchid radiantorchid 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I remember trying to record songs from the radio every week. In the end every song on my tape startes with a piece of a jingle and ended with the dj talking. Good times.
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 6 Responses May 13

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    Remember the annoying sound, trying to logon to the internet using your 14k4 dial up modem? Keeping tje phoneline blocked gor a whole day and swearing you would never do that again...
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 4 Responses May 14

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    I was called crazy and psycho a lot. That never bothered me, probably because telling a wall or locker that it got in the way doesn't sound normal. The one hurtful thing I remember...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 5 Responses May 14

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