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Two weeks ago to the day, I wrote about a local celebrity’s death that probably had one of the biggest impacts on the DC area.
As I’ve written before, certain moments in history define a decade, such as John F. Kennedy getting shot and 9-11. At the moment this post publishes, it will be the 36th anniversary of just such a moment for my generation, but on a national scale: The space shuttle Challenger exploding shortly after takeoff.
- Francis R. Scobee, Commander.
- Michael J. Smith, Pilot.
- Ronald McNair, Mission Specialist.
- Ellison Onizuka, Mission Specialist.
- Judith Resnik, Mission Specialist.
- Gregory Jarvis, Payload Specialist.
- Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist, teacher.
NASA’s article from last year.
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