New Challenger Video: Super 8 Film Of Space Shuttle Disaster Uncovered (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Wow, that is incredible, even now. I remember as a little boy watching the TV and not really understanding what I was seeing. The infamous "Challenger is go for throttle up." "Roger that, go for throttle up." BOOM. 7 lives ended instantly. How horrible.
I heard the other one blow up, the one back in 2003. It broke up right over my head and the bodies were recovered about 3 miles from where I was sleeping. I thought it was thunder, but it didn't dawn on me when I opened my eyes out of my sleepy stupor, that there was sun against my window. There were people fishing in the lake that we were at that said they saw parts of the shuttle fall in the lake. To the best of our knowledge, these were never recovered.
I will always support our space program. Why? Because just like the little boy who wants to explore that empty field behind his house just over that "a foot too tall" fence in his backyard, humans want to explore the universe. Space and space exploration has always intrigued me.
I hope we get back into space soon.