Challenger 7: A Time To Remember

Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, Gregory B. Jarvis and Sharon Christa McAuliffe

 

Today is the anniversary of the Challenger disaster.  For those of us who were old enough to remember where we were when the news came.

I was sitting at my desk looking out the window at the sun reflecting off the snow.  A person from the other side of the building came into the office and asked if I heard that “Challenger had blew up after take-off” ?

Before there was a global media and internet access, we had to get our news on radio, television or newspaper.  Going home for lunch, I watched the replay over and over again on the news.

Listed below are some sources on the disaster and the crew of the Challenger—7 brave men and women who perished in a few seconds.  Families and friends were behind to mourn for those who died between heaven and earth.

ORLANDO SENTINEL: January 29, 1986

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/orl-space-shuttle-challenger-1986-front-page,0,3246013.htmlpage

MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41314630/ns/technology_and_science-space/

Crew Biographies

http://history.nasa.gov/Biographies/challenger.html

President Ronald Reagan January 28, 1986

G. D. Williams       © 2011

Some additional videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fdqMPMPfB8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfKrXp-ghM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3LBvpOQLY0

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