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Challenger…25 Years Ago Today

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The Challenger disaster happened 25 years ago today. The space shuttle exploded about 10 miles off the launch pad…killing all seven passengers.

Christa McAuiliffe…the first school teacher to travel on the shuttle..was on board. She is pictured second from the left in the second row of the crew picture.

I was doing weekend weather and reporting during the week at KIMT TV 3 in Mason City. On that day I was in an elementary classroom in Mason City…watching the launch with a group of 3rd graders.

You can only imagine the horror as Challenger blew up on the screen in front of us. It was a moment that will never leave my mind.

Take a minute to reflect on that day….


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