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A Moment of Silence

Smoke PlumeToday is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.

I was in high school, and they announced the disaster over the PA system. The teacher stopped class and we watched a replay on the news.

I specifically recall a voiceover by somebody in the control room who didn’t see the explosion but noticed that his equipment was registering some kind of mechanical failure saying, “Obviously, a major malfunction,” and thinking that he had just won the Understatement of the Decade Award.

Where were you when it happened?

Posted in Space January 28th, 2011 by Chip
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