A year ago yesterday, The space shuttle Challenger exploded. I didn't read anyone post anything about it, myself included.
I was eight years-old, sitting in my third grade class waiting to watch the take-off on television.
The teachers were especially excited, as one of their own was representing all teachers across the country.
After about one minute after The Challenger Shuttle exploded, my third grade teacher turned off the television.
Even as young children, we knew something bad had happened as we saw my teacher's confused facial expression and sudden body trembling. The entire school fell upon a silent spell.
The school principal came on the intercom a short while later to say a prayer for the shuttle crew and their families. Christa McAuliffe was a BIG DEAL around the school community. The teachers cried and huddled together. Every teacher wept.
The entire day went on, but we were forbidden from speculation about the shuttle, even though we knew.
Where were you when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded? How did you react? Did you get the feeling something bad had happened before it was confirmed?
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