Thursday, January 26, 2006

[geek] 20 years/2 minutes, 45 seconds

Do you remember this moment? I do. I was at school, coming down the stairs with a couple of friends, heading for lunch. Some kids came running up the stairs excitedly: "Did you hear what happened?" "What?" one of my friends remarked sarcastically "Did the space shuttle blow up?" "Yeah! It did!" Twenty years ago today this Saturday, Challenger disintegrated shortly before noon EST. Two minutes and forty-five seconds later, the crew compartment splashed into the Atlantic, killing all seven astronauts aboard. Two minutes and forty-five seconds.

2 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Connors said...

You're two days early. It was the 28th.

1/26/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger protected static said...

D'oh... Thanks for catching that...

1/26/2006 12:00:00 PM  

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