28 Years Ago Today…

I’d almost forgotten, but an article from Huff-Post Science reminded me that today is the 28th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. I’ve provided a link to that article below, but here’s a couple of short videos I found while searching YouTube for the one in that article…

I wonder if I’ll ever be able to watch that without crying? I don’t know. Perhaps that’s why my mind is trying to forget…

At any rate, I recommend that you read Huff-Post’s Challenger Disaster Home Video Surfaces After 28 Years (EXCLUSIVE) to follow up.

To the memory of seven brave souls…

The crew of Challenger mission STS-51-L, El Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik, and Ron McNair, died tragically in the explosion of their spacecraft during the launch of STS-51-L from the Kennedy Space Center about 11:40 a.m., EST, on January 28, 1986. The explosion occurred 73 seconds into the flight as a result of a leak in one of two Solid Rocket Boosters that ignited the main liquid fuel tank.

The crew of Challenger mission STS-51-L, El Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik, and Ron McNair, died tragically in the explosion of their spacecraft during the launch of STS-51-L from the Kennedy Space Center about 11:40 a.m., EST, on January 28, 1986. The explosion occurred 73 seconds into the flight as a result of a leak in one of two Solid Rocket Boosters that ignited the main liquid fuel tank.

I want ice water.

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7 thoughts on “28 Years Ago Today…

    • I had just turned 30 Becca, and, because I had dreams of going someday myself, I was just as excited as you about a teacher being on the flight. A very sad day indeed, in so many ways… 😐

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    • It was indeed shocking Jo. I was on a road trip, trying to get to a hotel in Las Vegas in time to see the launch live, when I heard about it on the news. The rest of the drive in to Vegas was a total blur…

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