Today in history – January 28, 1986

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2 Responses to Today in history – January 28, 1986

  1. czarowniczy says:

    I was out in the field at Ft Bragg doing a cold weather exercise, sneaked back into the WWII era orderly room we were assigned to and was drinking a hot cup of coffee when the news broke into the regular TV programming to report the loss. No one in the room said anything for about ten minutes and then only one four letter fricative was uttered.

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  2. czarina33 says:

    I read science-fiction extensively as I grew up, and many authors in the 40’s & 50’s, especially Heinlein, wrote about space ships being launched is such profusion they were no more exciting than airplanes taking off. After several uncomplicated Space Shuttle launches, people stopped being interested & went back to their own lives. This was the same with the moon shots in the 60’s, then something bad happened: like Apollo 13. There we were, acting like it was a plain old day…


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