gordond (gordond) wrote,

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challenger disaster 20th anniversary

It was 20 years ago on the 28th of January, 1986. According to this MSNBC article 'most' people didn't watch it live, though it was transmitted by satellite to a lot of schools. As it turns out I was in one of those schools.

I remember how sad I was that day. I also remember Challenger jokes being made weeks later. One of them involved the soda 7Up.

It was clearly avoidable. I remember the discussions in the news about how it was so clearly avoidable, and how it was all a matter of faulty O-rings. How has this been so easily forgotten since then?
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