Friday, January 28, 2011

Where Were You?

( "CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Twenty-five years ago, seven astronauts died aboard space shuttle Challenger when it exploded shortly after liftoff.
NASA officials, families and former astronauts gathered Friday morning at an outdoor memorial at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to mark the somber anniversary.

The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 - just 73 seconds into flight - killed the Challenger crew, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe."

I was skiing at Sunrise Ski Resort in Arizona when our friend banged on our door, told us to turn on the TV, and that the Shuttle exploded.  We just sat there staring at the TV in disbelief.  I have no idea how long we were fixated on what we were seeing on the TV before going about our day and back to skiing.


  1. I think I was in class, but I can't remember it that well as I was young. I do remember getting angry at other kids for making jokes about it in the aftermath.

  2. I'm pretty sure I was in class...I was a junior in high school. Damn I'm old!

  3. I was was standing at the water's edge in Vero Beach, Florida. As my husband and I watched the liftoff; we were taking pictures. We saw it, heard it, we knew it was wrong.

    As our hearts broke; we deleted the photos; including one just like this one.