Crew of STS-51-L:
Back row (L-R): Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe,Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik.
Front row (L-R):Michael J. Smith, Francis “Dick” Scobee, Ronald McNair.
I remember the day well. I’d worked night shift, and we were about twenty minutes from clocking out when the leading hand came around and told us. Nobody really believed him at first, but of course we got in our cars and turned on the radio and there was nothing but Challenger on every station.
We were living in Jacksonville, Florida (for the first time). Husband was in a Navy school at NAS Jax, we lived in a little trailer not far from teh base. I knew we could sometimes see launches at Canaveral from our front yard, so I was standing there, holding our new baby girl in my arms, watching…
A sad day all over the world. Thanks for sharing your memory. Sorry I haven’t been too attentive here, working very long hours here in Georgia!
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