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.