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Old 01-29-2020, 06:52 AM
Morgul Bismark Morgul Bismark is offline
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I was in 7th grade at the time. We were not watching live. There was simply an announcement over the PA system.

After Challenger I went to Space Camp and then in college took aerospace and mechanical engineering (during the downturn in the aerospace industry in the early 90s). During my college days I flew on the vomit comet for a student experiment on the ignition and combustion of metals in microgravity. After college I got a job at Hughes in L.A. (same company that Greg Jarvis worked for before he became a Payload Specialist on Challenger).

Based on college friends and co-workers over the years, a lot of us wound up working in the industry in some form because of Challenger.
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