Friday, January 27, 2006

NASA has set aside the final Thursday in January as a Day of Rememberance for the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia tragedies.

I remembered watching the Challenger explode on television after a phone call from a friend alerted me or at least I thought I did. James Oberg has piece on the myths of the Challenger disaster. This Saturday night the National Geographic Channel will have a special on the untold story of the mission marking the twentieth anniversary of the event.


Anonymous said...

Or don't you mean you remember watching it over and over again. that is what I most remember - seeing it explode repeatedly and also seeing the reaction of Macauliffe's parents over and over - happiness/excitement, to confusion then understanding and despair.

scruffylooking said...

I was moving from Big Bear Lake to San Francisco on that day. We splurged for a motel, watched the very beginning of it and then checked-out. By the time we got across the street to the gas station, the attendant told us it had exploded. Since we didn't have a TV, I don't think I've ever seen it explode. Weird.