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Where were you 22 years ago?(Challenger explosion)

Old 01-28-08, 07:41 AM
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Where were you 22 years ago?(Challenger explosion)

I was in 3rd grade, watched it on TV, it was one of those moments that everyone will always remember.

RIP Challenger crew
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In 9th grade and home sick from school. Watched it live.
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i was in 4th grade. I remember watching it on Tv so I either stayed home from school that day or didnt have school. I was watching on Tv with my mother and when the challenger exploded into flames I remember my mother saying something like "wow, look at it blast off". I replied "mom, I think it blew up". tragic.
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It's amazing how many people actually watched that live. I was 6 years old and in 1st grade, but my brother was home sick from school and also watched it live. I guess it was a different time. People actually cared enough about spaceflight to warrant a live broadcast of a launch. When was the last launch that was actually covered?
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First grade, watched it live in school. It really broke me up as I was very into NASA back then.
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Originally Posted by whoopdido
It's amazing how many people actually watched that live. I was 6 years old and in 1st grade, but my brother was home sick from school and also watched it live. I guess it was a different time. People actually cared enough about spaceflight to warrant a live broadcast of a launch. When was the last launch that was actually covered?
I watched one on the 4th in HD. I think they do that everytime now, I loved it, but don't have that channel myself.
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We were at either lunch or breakfast at my high school as I remember us watching it in the lunch room. I think it was lunch.
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I was a freshman at Virginia Tech, in my room in O'Shag watching the launch on my little b&w 13" tv just before heading off to eat at Dietrick. Most of my friends were engineering students, so you can imagine the mood at lunch.
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I was in math class and the principal announced it over the PA.
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9th grade in school - regular classes so not watching. Heard about it in one of the next period breaks.
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1st or 2nd grade, we had an outside assembly to watch it because of the teacher that was on it.

I remember everything but how I felt, very odd to reflect on that. Was quite a moment I'm sure.
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FIfth grade at lunch. The principal came into the cafeteria to tell us what happened. About a month later we had an assembly where Christy McCullough's family(I don't remember if it was her brother or sister)was there to talk to us.
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I was a senior in High School. We were all gathered watching it on TVs. It was surreal. The Principal dismissed everyone & I went home for the day, about an hour after the tragedy. I'll never forget it.
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I watched it live in school. However, and I sorta feel bad for this, I have a clearer memory of the Punky Brewster episode in which the Challenger Disaster was a huge plot point, reflecting what a lot of children were going through in real life.
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In my mom's stomach.
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In 3rd grade. I remember someone in the lunch line told me about it.
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I was in my elementary school library. The who school had gathered around a couple TV cart to watch. I remember seeing the explosion and looking to my teacher to figure out what happened, and she was just stunned, staring at the TV.
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I was only one year old.
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Sitting in the 6th grade classroom.
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I was a monitor for my school safety squad in 6th grade. My job was to monitor the front doors and help people who had any questions. I remember I was at my post during lunch and one of the teachers came back from their lunch break and told us the Challenger had exploded. It was pretty shocking.
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I was in high school sitting in my history class and it was one of the few classes that had a TV in it that got any reception (we live in a secluded valley area and we don't get over the air channels - even today). However this TV was hooked to cable. The teacher got a phone call and he turned on the TV and we were able to watch what had happened. We were all in shock. Before the end of the class the teacher had already come up with a few space shuttle jokes.
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6th grade. I was watching it live in the library.
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I was in middle school - I can remember being in the dark about the explosion. I didn't watch it in school and didn't learn about it til I got home and my younger brother told me about it. Can't imagine what it would have been like to watch it live.

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