Remembering NH’s Christa McAuliffe and the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew
If you were alive and old enough to remember, you know where you were on Tuesday, January 28, 1986.
Thirty-three years ago today, the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger was lost. Among the 7 crew members that perished was New Hampshire school teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Former WOKQ newsman, Roger Wood, was at the launch and witnessed the tragedy first-hand.
It was 33 years ago that New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger ready to teach a class from outer space. Tragically, we all know that didn't happen. I stayed home from school and decided to watch the launch on television. It may sound naive, but I kept waiting and waiting to see the astronauts float back down to earth with parachutes. Sadly, that didn't happen.
Roger Wood, former WOKQ newsman wrote a magnificent article for InDepthNH on his journey to the Kennedy Space Center to report live from the Space Shuttle Challenger's liftoff.
Take a few minutes to read this piece that Roger wrote for InDepth NH. His words express the feelings we all had that day. Feelings of loss, horror, shock and disbelief.
We remember all 7 souls that perished that day, 33 years ago: