I was up early on that January day,
anticipating watching the launch on TV, as I always did. But
I remember thinking, they've had probably the most delays in
the shuttle program. That was a little bit disconcerting, for
some reason. A few minutes later, I momentarily felt something
- a strong feeling that something bad had happened to the shuttle.
I had been getting ready in the bathroom so I wasn't actually
watching the coverage at that moment. After all, they were fairly
routine by that time. But just then my Mom called and said I
better watch - the shuttle had exploded. From three thousand
miles away I had felt it ..... still I could hardly believe what
they were showing on CNN.
I wrote letters of condolence to
two of the less-famous Challenger astronaut families. Months
later, I received this thank-you letter from NASA and a card
from one of the families. I, for one, will never forget the Challenger....I
know from first-hand experience that it was an excellent shuttle.