Flashback Friday: The Challenger Disaster

The anniversary of the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger is rapidly approaching. It’s amazing how fresh that day is in my mind, even though I was in fourth grade when it happened. Today’s Flashback Friday includes links to two different discussions about my memories of that day.

Do you remember the day the Challenger exploded? I’d love to hear your story.

Nineteen years ago, what was once called my generation’s Kennedy assassination, stunned the country. Like my parents remember where they were when they heard about the president’s shooting, I remember sitting in my fourth grade classroom and the Principal walked into the room and talked with the teacher, who was sitting at her desk. We got pretty loud when the Principal was talking with her.

read the rest here: Do You Remember Where You Were?

Challenger explosion
Image via The Drama Teacher

My friend, Matt, and I, thought there was a conspiracy. And we believed the Libyans were behind it. In those days, everything was the Libyans’ fault

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

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I remember. I do not remember the happenings at school, but I remember being at home and watching it on the news with my mom. I know the video replayed for a long time in my head.
(Also, I have a family member who was a shuttle lift off engineer. Challenger was his very. first. lift off fresh out of school and newly hired.)