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KyleTheGhost
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28 Jan 2016, 9:02 am

On this day, in 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger exploded killing all seven crew members. It barely got 73 seconds of flight before it was gone. :( :(


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28 Jan 2016, 10:24 am

The real tragedy is that 30 years later we (USA) have no manned spaceflight capability.


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28 Jan 2016, 10:32 am

A very sad day in space exploration history. I've also noticed that the period in late January seems to be a cursed one for NASA; in that the most catastrophic failures have occurred in that time frame.

On January 27, 1967, Apollo 1 caught fire, killing all three aboard, and then there was the aforementioned Challenger explosion, and 17 years later, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart upon reentry.


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28 Jan 2016, 11:51 am

I remember that day. My sister and I were watching it on the news and than the rocket broke apart.


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28 Jan 2016, 12:08 pm

...I remember watching it , also . :(
Wasn't there a punk band called Challenger Crew :lol: :P :twisted: ?



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28 Jan 2016, 4:42 pm

Yikes! I'm getting old. I was in nursing school when this event happened.



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28 Jan 2016, 9:06 pm

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.


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