I just saw on the news a Memorial Servica/Ceremony at Cape Canaveral to mark this sad Anniversary. It doesn't seem possible it was *that* long ago.
Even though I *know* that wasn't the cause of the Shuttle exploding, when I hear the CAPCOM Officer give to the Shuttle the command of "Go to Throttle Up" when I'm watching a Shuttle Launch, I to this day look away. I just can't look, even though I know in my mind that's not what caused it, try telling my heart that.
So...Do you remember where you were when you heard the news?
I was just getting off the bus from a day at Jr High when the driver asked me if I'd heard about the Shuttle and I'd told her no. She told me it had blown up, but I thought she was just making that up to get a reaction from me, as it was well known what a Space Geek I am. Then I got home and Mom nearly pulled my arm out of it's socket before I even had the door open. For the rest of the night, I was parked in front of the TV and in shock.
It really is one of those "Where were you?" moments for my Generation.
I still often wonder how Christa McAullife's family is doing all these years later, as there was so much coverage of her being the First Teacher in Space. Not only her Family, but the others as well.
May they all Rest In Peace.