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So, where were you?
What were you doing? Twenty years ago today, the shuttle Challenger blew up after take-off. Talk about defining moments for a generation. The generation previous got the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Two generations before that was Pearl Harbor. The latest generation gets to ask each other, fifteen and a half years from now, "Where were you when The World Trade Center was attacked?" It's not a seemly day for ranting about the bureacratization of space exploration. But I will say that I am glad that the private space industry attempts are finally showing signs of growing.
posted by Kate @ 1/27/2006 10:30:00 AM  
  • At 1/27/2006 07:01:00 PM, Anonymous bh said…

    I remember watching that terrible footage over and over again on the TV in the dorm common room. Why did they keep having to repeat it?

    I am not sure for me that it was a defining moment for me. (I am not American, though).

    But I still remember getting drunk with my friend Paul the day Charles and Diana got married and listening to the Ramones over and over to drown out the pain.

  • At 1/28/2006 04:25:00 PM, Anonymous Journeywoman said…

    I was home, waiting to watch my soap operas and thought I'd catch the shuttle launch before.

    I remember my mom looking over my shoulder as we watched it and her whispered "Dear God" when it blew up. She then saw the mom's face and started to cry.

  • At 1/28/2006 07:10:00 PM, Anonymous Jenshing said…

    I honestly do not remember if I saw it happen live on TV, but I remember being at home with my dad, who was off that day for some odd reason, and crying over what happened. I only 7 years old.

    My daughter won't remember 9/11, she was only a year old at the time, but I will tell her if she asks how we found out what happened.

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