Thursday, January 28, 2016

Remembering Challenger & Revamping Classic Cartoons

It's been 30 years to the day of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster but it feels like it was yesterday. I remember being in class (9th grade, 15 years old) and watching this live. We were so excited as this was going to be the first teacher (civilian) going up in space but the excitement quickly turned in to shock and then fear as the shuttle exploded. There was this collective intake of breath before the teacher quickly came over and turned off the TV. I remember it being awkward afterwards as no one really knew what to say (as we were in shock) and the teacher just quietly went back to the lesson plan we were doing before the launch.

I have always been into NASA and the space shuttle program so this hit me hard, it's something from my childhood that I will never forget Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe; payload specialist Gregory Jarvis; and astronauts Judith A. Resnik, mission specialist; Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, mission commander; Ronald E. McNair, mission specialist; Mike J. Smith, pilot; and Ellison S. Onizuka, mission specialist.

On a lighter note DC Comics are revamping some classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. DC Comics will launch a new line of comics dedicated to the classic characters, featuring titles like "Scooby Apocalypse," "Future Quest," "Wacky Race Land," "The Flintstones," and possibly others. You can read more about the comics HERE.

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