Challenger

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  1. woodster

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    29 years ago today the Challenger and crew were lost right here in my back yard. What a terrible morning it was never to be forgotten. I am holding in my hand a coin made from metalof the two that didn't come back. It is a significant token given to me by a member of the launch team for the whle program. He is my next door neighbor. Many of those folks really got let down when we ended the Shuttle program.
     
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    I remember being in my 5th grade classroom with another class watching. It's was a kids birthday. Still remember his name (not posting).

    I don't remember what happened at home, what my parents said or anything like that.
     
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    The challenger happened on the 28th, not the 29th. It was brothers birthday in elementary school. They were celebrating in class and let everyone go out to watch. It was a long time before he got past that event.
     
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    Wow.. That had to be tough.. I just remember watching the tv , and then, omg... It still plays through in my head like it was yesterday . The 9-11 video is the same way... It was as though it weren't real...
     
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    sorry for spreadin bad info on the date. mitty is absolutly right. not to lessen the impact it had on all watching and connected in any way shape or form.