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Author Topic: Challenger STS-51L - In Their Memory...  (Read 33609 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2011, 07:10:43 PM »

I remember the day very well. I was also 13 at the time and although it was a school day our teacher was a space flight enthusiast and had arranged to have a TV in the classroom. It was not usual to do this, but the "Teacher in Space" program had him particularly excited. So unlike most kids my age I did get to see it live.

However, that isn't what I remember most. Shortly after the event Expo 86 opened up in my hometown of Vancouver BC, Canada. The US exhibit for the expo was long since planned and built as a tribute to NASA, largely centered of the Shuttle Program. In the midst of this massive fairground atmosphere there were thousands of people solemnly filing through the USA Pavilion almost as though it were a public memorial. Around that building was the one quiet spot on the grounds. The expo went on until October 86 and that mood never changed. It certainly gave me a lasting memory of the feelings I had at the time.

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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2012, 08:20:08 AM »

Remembering Challenger... January 28, 1986...T:00:00:76...

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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2012, 10:11:30 AM »

yes, a bad a sad anniversary ... It's not after 73 seconds after liftoff?
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« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2018, 03:46:01 AM »

RIP on this sad anniversary still in our thoughts.
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« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2018, 02:04:33 AM »

Howdy All.  In an earlier post of 51-L, I still hold onto my convictions (political-especially now given that corps are more & more becoming the "new space race".  I (personally can't take much pride w/ Space X over NASA-sorry but that's where my patriotism stands but this is not about ones stance on things).  Found an nice site on Ebay (not posting link due to admins possible issues so have to find for 1's self if interested) but has an nice set up of the launch & places an label stating "Remembrance Day".  Size is an 11x17.  Have place my mission patch along inside frame.  Am working w/ seller for an Columbia Remembrance Day set w/ mission patch.  Now what to do w/ my auto. Star Wars & V (the TV movie series-1980's) pics (hehehe).
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