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On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA faced its first shuttle disaster, the loss of the Challenger orbiter and its seven-astronaut crew. ...


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Old 01-28-2017, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA faced its first shuttle disaster, the loss of the Challenger orbiter and its seven-astronaut crew.



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Old 01-28-2017, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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It's one of those moments in life where you remember where you were. I was working for IBM in Boca Raton Florida and was down at Broward Community College taking a management course. We heard about the explosion and found a TV to turn on to find out what happened. As soon as we saw the shuttle disintegrate and the solid rocket boosters flying aimlessly we knew it was tragic.
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I was at Minot Air Force Base getting ready to face a cold day fixing jets. It was a very difficult day, and none of it was from the normal environmental stresses for the day
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I was sitting in my 2nd grade classroom watching the launch live.
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