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Old 01-28-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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What were you doing 25 years ago when this happened?

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Old 01-28-2011, 10:24 AM   #2
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8th grade english class!!! watching it live:(
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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3.5 years old........but somehow I still remember news reports on TV of the shuttle exploding. My memory's crazy.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #4
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I was in the 5th Grade and we were watching it live. You could of heard a pin drop in the class when it exploded. :(
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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I was in the 5th Grade and we were watching it live. You could of heard a pin drop in the class when it exploded. :(
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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Choking on a quick breakfast at a diner near work (that had a TV) It was quite surreal to watch it live and immediately know "the rest of the story"
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:33 AM   #7
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6th grade sticking bubble gum under my desk in math class. We witnessed it on TV that day. Although it was a sad event, a few days later the jokes started about it such as: What does NASA stand for in Russia? "Nice Air Show A**holes."
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #8
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I was a junior in high school sitting in drafting class. We had a TV in the class, so we were watching at the time. We were watching because Christa McAuliffe was on board..
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #9
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I was 22, and going to community college, and living with my mom in Oak Harbor, WA at the time.

I had woken up early (8am...crack of dawn for me at that time) to watch this because Shuttle Launches, though not uncommon, were still awesome enough to wake up early for.

When the explosion happened, my mom and I were both watching, and were both stunned and didn't say anything for about 10 minutes. Both of us were crying. Or maybe it was dust in the air for me....
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:38 AM   #10
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I was 3 and can't remember.:(
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:49 AM   #11
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I was 20, in college. I was at work when somebody said the shuttle had exploded. :( On February 1, 2003 when Columbia broke up over Texas, my wife and I were in the air heading into DFW when it happened. It took us awhile to figure out why everyone in the airport was gathered around TV's.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:49 AM   #12
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At my sisters house watching tv when that happened. We were watching it launch and were just horrified when it happened. Bless their souls.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:55 AM   #13
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I'm pretty sure I was being concieved...horrible accident though :(
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:31 AM   #14
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probably learning how to read or playing in the backyard. I was too young for school. We didn't have cable TV either.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:38 AM   #15
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watching it live in my 5th grade class
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #16
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Junior in high school.

I was sittin in my car trying to decide if I was gonna go to class or not,
all the sudden it came over the radio so I went home to watch it on tv.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:41 AM   #17
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High School Senior at the time - unfortunately got to watch every second of it in class. What a tragic event.

Given the logistics and complexity of a shuttle launch and landing, it is a blessing that we have had so few catastrophic failures.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:46 AM   #18
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Crap...I am old. I was 35 when that happened.
I was changing the oil on my car and had the radio on.............
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:50 AM   #19
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:57 AM   #20
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I was a Junior in High School. I was at lunch and a I saw several people rush into the Library (apparently it was on TV) and then I heard someone say the space shuttle just blew up...
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:57 AM   #21
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #22
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Working on a construction site, can still remember sitting in the work truck listening to it on the radio.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:03 PM   #23
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in 12th grade and seeing it live just outside the classroom since we live here in florida and you can see the launches perfectly outside in most areas.It was the most weird,scarry things that iv'e ever witnessed in my life.:(
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #24
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well, I wasn't even thought of at that time.... but I do remember the Columbia explosion.... I had just finished up a hockey game, got off the ice and we were all in the locker room, one of the parents came in and told us. We all ran out into the lobby (only TV there) and watched it.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #25
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I was 15 when that happened.. I remember it as clear as it happened yesterday. We had a snow day, no school, and I was at the mall with my mother actually watching it on televisions in one of the stores.. it was bad enough seeing it happen live, it was worse seeing it happen live on 20 something tv's at the same time.. Weird thing is my cousin in florida got the challenger commerative license plate, and then gave it to me when he came up one time, it's still on my garage wall. and my hs/college gf had lived in OK for a while, and the teacher was one of her teachers.. Very sad day that was..
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