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[Jan. 28th, 2011|03:26 pm]
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On Jan. 28, 1986 I had just walked into the dorm room of two friends (who would later become two fraternity brothers) of mine. One of them was watching his little television (2 inch screen), the launch of the Challenger space shuttle was what he was watching.

I remember standing next to him and watching it with him as the shuttle was engulfed in smoke, and I remember thinking that's not how other launches went a second or two before I realized what must have happened to the shuttle.

We called over his roommate and the three of us standing shoulder to shoulder watched that little TV and the coverage of the shuttle disaster. Wow, hard to believe that was 25 years ago today.
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