Friday, January 28, 2011

Remembering the Challenger Explosion

25 years ago today.

My blog post from 2007

As you can imagine, there are many articles in today's newspapers (and in this month's magazines):

Challenger Shuttle Disaster at 25 from

Washington Post's blog is asking for readers' memories and includes a short documentary about the explosion, a link to the Post's article from that day, and
President Reagan's remarks.

5 Myths of Challenger Shuttle Disaster Debunked from National Geographic.

This month's issue of Yankee Magazine includes an article about Grace Corrigan, mother of Christa McAuliffe, and her efforts to keep her daughter's legacy alive.

Carl McNair, brother of Challenger astronaut Dr. Ronald McNair, spoke to NPR about his brother. He also spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a more detailed article about the Dr. Ronald McNair Foundation and the McNair Achievement Programs, as well as his memories of his brother.

CBS News spoke to Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, wife of Challenger astronaut Dick Scobee, about her memories.

We also have a new YA book, written by Jenny Moss, about the Challenger disaster. I'm starting Taking Off this weekend and look forward to telling you about it.

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