January 28, 2021
Today marks 35 years since the Challenger Accident.
Hard to believe, as it continues to feel like yesterday and not approaching the era of ancient history. Just doing the math, though, shows that fateful morning in 1986 as being closer to end of the Korean war than to today’s (ancient Chinese curse) “interesting times”.
Yet, here we are.
I won’t go through the details again of where I was on that day – I’ve done that. This week also marks a somber timeframe for NASA, marked with an annual Day of Remembrance to remember the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia. I’ve talked about that, too.
And, being honest, it’s still not easy to go through the memories of that day, but it’s critically important to not ignore them. I suppose that’s exactly what such a seminal moment in anyone’s personal history should be, right?