Where were you Jan 28, 1986?
Would you believe I was in Orlando Florida? I'd just graduated from bootcamp and was going to school there. The Challenger had been schedule earlier for take off and they kept canceling take off because of problems.
I honestly believe the Lord was trying to tell them something but they wouldn't listen.
I was in the commissary shopping when people started rushing to where the t.v. were on display. We didn't know what was happening. Someone said the space shuttle had exploded. We all were in denial until we saw for ourselves.
I'm grateful I didn't witness it first hand as we had planned. I don't think I could have handle seeing it explode. Seeing it on the t.v. sent chills down my spine. It still does because I knew there were people on that shuttle and how much their families lost that day.
My sympathy goes out to the family and everyone who was touched by this tragedy.
I'm glad we are keeping their memories alive and hopefully inspiring others to want to be astronauts. I think they would want that.