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Jan. 28, 1986…Where were you when…?, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

The space shuttle Challenger blew up?

I was 20 and working at G&G Generators… The Secretary ran out of her office saying “It blew up!” “It just blew up!”. We went into the office and watched the news…Shortly after Commander Scobee said “We are go for throttle up” one of the shuttle’s rocket boosters’ malfunctioned and the shuttle was destroyed as school children everywhere watched in horror. It was a sad day for all citizens of Earth. We lost a wonderful crew, a school teacher and the innocence of the Space Program.

As the weeks went on it was hinted to/revealed that some, if not all of the crew lived until the crew cabin hit the water some 2 plus minutes after the the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated.

Our then President Ronald Reagan spoke such elegant words that night as he addressed our Nation and the World.

 “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.”


So, where were you?




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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM

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Historic Space Shuttle Launch 2006 Discovery, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

discovery_final_12Someone I know had a relative that worked at NASA and shot this video from the shuttle hanger back in 2006. Pretty awesome! Turn up the speakers and listen to those engines come to life and ROAR!

On a sad note, I really think NASA has lost its vision. It’s probably full of scientists but no one with a real vision. We need moon colonies… Space Stations in orbit around the Moon. We need explorers to reach out further than we ever have before. Were are the Magellan’s? The Columbus’s?



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Posted by Chuck Gee - December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

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