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Thirty years ago this morning we woke up to the news of the Challenger disaster.

I was just starting year 7.  My parents heard it on the radio in bed, and told us about it.

I remember being quite stunned at the time.

I also remember that jokes about it came out *very* quickly in those pre-internet days.  (eg - what does NASA stand for? need another seven astronauts)

Sad times..


kapgar said:

I can't believe I forgot about this until I read it here.

February 6, 2016 12:41 PM


Kazza the Blank One said:

I was reminded by the astronauts I follow on Twitter

February 8, 2016 8:26 AM


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