January 28, 1986

When you read this, use a really cool echo: IT’S TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR…THIS DAY IN HISTORY!!!  This is a post I’ve done a couple times, and be honest, you love learning when you’re on the internet.  No porn or other enjoyment for you!!  It’s all education all the time!  I really wish I had finished school.  This is something I would totally do in my class.  My students would love me.  I’d be the cool teacher.  Or the one who thinks he’s cool that the students always make fun of.  Either way, they’d be talking about me.

Anyway, I had something else I was going to post today, but that will have to wait.  Today is more important.

I’m assuming most of you are too young to remember January 28,1986.  I have no idea the age demographic of my readers.  I was 7 and in first grade.  I think it’s the first big thing where I can say I remember where I was.  I was in class.  At least that’s how I remember it.  We were gathered around the TV watching the space shuttle Challenger take off into space.  And then all of a sudden, it wasn’t.  It was one of the, if not the biggest disasters in the history of the American Space program.  73 seconds after liftoff, Challenger exploded, killing all 7 people on board.  The reason this was such a big deal, was there was a teacher on board.  Christa McAuliffe was to be the first teacher in space.

I am not going to go too deep into this one.  I just wanted to mention it, as I hadn’t heard anything about it today and it needed to be talked about.  Seven people died trying to advance our nations space program.  They should always be remembered for the sacrifice they made and what was learned from the disaster.  Hopefully tragedies like this will be avoided forever.

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