Space shuttle Challenger: 25 years later

25 years ago today, I was in Mrs. Giles’ 8th grade English class when our principal came over the loud speaker.   He announced in a choked voice that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded and that all seven crew members had perished.  The classroom was silent as we all absorbed the tragic news.

In honor of the anniversary, Legacy.com has created a special memorial site: http://www.legacy.com/legacies/space-shuttle-challenger-disaster/

We invite you to visit the site to share your memories and pay tribute to those we lost on January 28, 1986.

About Katie

I joined Legacy.com in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at Legacy.com is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie, and playing with our hound dogs, Mugsy and Bo Jangles.
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