It was 30 years ago this week that New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger ready to teach a class from outer space. Tragically, we all know that didn't happen.

If you were alive on Tuesday, January 28, 1986, you remember where you were. I stayed home from school and decided to watch the launch on television.

Roger Wood, former WOKQ newsman wrote a magnificent article for InDepthNH on his journey to the Kennedy Space Center to report live from the Space Shuttle Challenger's liftoff.

Take a few minutes to read this piece that Roger wrote. His words express the feelings we all felt that day. Feelings of loss, horror, shock and disbelief.

Credit Getty Images
Credit Getty Images

Christa Mcauliffe;Ronald E. Mcnair;Gregory Jarvis;Ellison Onizuka;Michael J. Smith;Francis R. Scobee;Judith A. Resnik

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