Read these seven myths about the Challenger shuttle disaster. Pretty interesting stuff — particularly No. 4.
A woman I worked with at the Nashua Telegraph was a grade-schooler in New Hampshire back in 1986. Christa McCauliffe was a New Hampshire teacher and apparently every kid in that state watched the shuttle launch that morning. She said it was a pretty disturbing scene in the classroom that day.
All I remember is wearing my Space Shuttle shirt to school the next day. Most thought it a pretty tasteless act.
I find myself wondering why I owned a Space Shuttle T-shirt.