Sunday, January 26, 2020

January 26, 1986


  1. WOW! Thanks for the videos, Shaun. I'm going to have to do some cleaning in my office, the dust is overwhelming.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

  2. Remember it well, as I was working at Hughes Aircraft, and one of "Our Guys" was on the mission.

    A friend's Mon called the lab I was in, and I heard him say "WHAT?!?", and turn to everybody in the lab and say that the Challenger had just exploded. It was announced over the P.A. system a few minutes later, and we all just stood there in silence.

    1. I'd met Smith (A-6 guy) and Resnick at a sts contingency thing at Oceana. They were both so cool, low key, genuine, and funny. Instant old friends in a way. So that day kinda sucked. But that crew was and is much more than the tragedy of their demise.

  3. I was in Okinawa. Woke up, turned on my bedside 13" TV and there, on FEN ch8 was a picture of the explosion, the boosters flying off... will remember that moment forever.😔