Where were you January 28th, 1986?

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  1. BubbaJones macrumors regular

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    Inspired by a /. poll....

    I was in 4th grade watching on a small color TV when the Challenger went down. They shut the program off about 30 seconds after they realized what we were seeing.
     
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    I was a senior in high school... that week, however, I was working as a Governor's Page (State of NC) working in the Department of Commerce building in downtown Raleigh... was on the elevator between floors when someone said, "Hey, did you hear that the space shuttle blew up?" There weren't many TVs in the building, so business pretty much continued as usual. When I got home that night, I got the whole story and watched President Reagan make his memorable speech.
     
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    On vacation in a plane flying from Europe to the USA. :)


    I cannot believe I remembered that. :)
     
  6. njmac macrumors 68000

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    I was on a 7th grade field trip to Lincoln Center NYC with my Junior High Orechestra. They made an announcement before the performance and we had one minute of silence.
     
  7. Yamson macrumors newbie

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    I was in first grade... living on the west coast, the disaster happened just as we were all getting to school in the morning. I remember all the teachers huddled around a TV watching the replay over and over again while the students just kind of sat around not really grasping what happened.
     
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    Junior year, University of Illinois, Aero/Astro Engineering. Saw it on live on TV in the Student Union, waiting to go to class (or was it while blowing off class?). One of my profs was on the task force that investigated the O-ring failure.
     
  9. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    I, too, was in 4th grade (I think learning to write cursive) when they told us the Challenger blew up. It wasn't until that night that I saw recaps of it on the tv news.
     
  10. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Junior year at the University of Illinois as well, but I was in my apartment getting ready to go for a class.
     
  11. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    in an egg... :rolleyes:

    oh well.. nothing interesting going on there..
    reality
     
  12. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    I was 2 years old, but knowing my mom was in a grocery store when it happened, I'd say I was there too.
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I was lying in bed sick at home when the challenger exploded.
    On 9/11 I had taken a day off work sick.
    I was being given anesthetic for a procedure when Columbia exploded.
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ditto :D :eek:
     
  15. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    I was sophomore in high school, sitting in my AP European History class. The principal announced it over the intercom, I think. As was the case in many schools, some kids were down in the media center watching it live on TV when it happened.
     
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  17. kosmo macrumors newbie

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    Since Jan. 28 is my birthday, I was celebrating my 4th b-day.
     
  18. Raid macrumors 68020

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    I remember it cause I was in grade 6, sick and p'd off that if I didn't get better my mom was going to cancel my birthday party. :( So I was lying on the couch feeling like hell, and then the news flashes started (I think it was just before noon). They played the accident so many times that day, I could see it when I closed my eyes. The one thing I did notice is that they had a shot of the reaction of the crowd very early on in the reporting. I think they took it out because they realised some of the crew's family were filmed watching their loved ones die. :(


    <edit> Uh ... Happy Birthday Kosmo </edit>
     
  19. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    that's funny. I was sick with the flu when the challenger exploded, when the columbia exploded and on 9/11 (also).

    Bad things happen when I am ill. (BTW, I was also sick [recovering] on November 2nd, 2004)
     
  20. kasei macrumors 6502a

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    It was a snow day so we didn't have school. I was at my girlfriends parent's house watching the shuttle Challenger explode into a million pieces on TV. Has it been that long?
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I was working permanent nights at the VA. Believe that I was off on that coming night. I remember watching the coverage on CNN. A very sad day. Here we are today with a hold on shuttle flights due to another accident.
     
  22. Applespider macrumors G4

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    At home watching children's TV.

    The BBC Children's programme, Newsround, were very keen in educational newsstories and were covering the launch in any case. They broke the news to the UK and its children.
     
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    That wasn't a case of alchohol-induced sickness was it? :eek:
     
  24. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Good memory. Busted. (though that was even truer the following day)
     
  25. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Same here, except I came in June.

    Daniel
     

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