Remembering the Challenger
I was in the fourth grade in 1986. Even at that young age, I was interested in astronomy and spaceflight. A year or two earlier for Christmas one of my brothers had gotten me The Space Shuttle Operator’s Manual. (Odd story, years later I found out one of the authors of that book was in a writing group I belonged to.) I remember flipping through that book along with the news trying to figure out what had happened. I do consider the Challenger accident as one of the key building blocks of my life. It’s sad to think that Christa McAuliffe’s death most likely effected more kids than any of her lesson plans would have.
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