Friday, January 28, 2011
Challenger: 25 Years Later
The Space Shuttle Challenger was lost with all hands 25 years ago today, Jan. 28th, 1986. I remember like it was yesterday. I was in 9th grade going to Don Lugo High School out in Chino. I was in my History class and they had set up a TV so we could all watch the launch live. I was so excited that we were going to be able to watch it live as I'm a huge geek and space lover. I was following all the prepping for this mission, Was excited that a civilian/teacher was going up for the first time. I couldn't wait until the launch.
When the shuttle launched everyone started to cheered. I don't think anyone could have ever imagined what would happen next. I remember the cheers slowly died down as folks started to realize that something was wrong. I don't remember much else from that day.. it's kind of one big blur. This is one of those events that you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when it happened. It's some thing that I will never forget for as long as I live.
We lost some brave men and women that day.. may they never be forgotten.