Challenger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


 

January 28, 1986
Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes on  lift off

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It is a pity that news organizations only care about anniversaries when they are divisible by ten.  The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded  about one minute into the flight on January 28, 1986.


I was at Crestwood Plaza picking up chocolates for mom's birthday. The clerk at Bissingers took a phone call and came back crying. She said, "The Space Shuttle blew up." I went over to Radio Shack and watched the news for a while before going home.