[This was meant to be posted on Friday, but I wasn’t able to get to it]
January 28th, 1986. I remember right where I was.
I was in my senior year of high school. I grew up like a lot of boys wanting to be an astronaut. Never actually shook it off later on. I followed the space program with rapt attention – given free choice of a book report or term paper, it invariably turned towards space. I had a large amount of materials, books, etc.
I watched intently with my class as the Enterprise test flights took place in grade school. Followed each mission as I could through the years.