Wow, time flies. I remember this like it happened a few weeks ago.
I was still in college and working as a lab assistant in the computer lab. Some students started coming into the lab and they were crying. I didn’t have a clue what was going on. This was long before the internet and instant news. They told everyone in the computer lab what had happened. Everything went quite for a few minutes. It was hard to comprehend how such a thing could happen. It hadn’t been very long since a Senator had taken a shuttle ride. Plus, retired senator John Glenn had been on a shuttle trip. The Shuttle seemed pretty safe and almost routine. That all changed after Challenger.
For me, the teachers death was the hardest. This was supposed to be the most exciting and thrilling day of her life. Her students were watching the launch on live tv. To see her blown up. Man, that had to be tough on those kids.
Please share your thoughts of Challenger. Where you were, and what you remember from this terrible day.