April 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the first NASA space shuttle launch and the 45th anniversary of the first person in space.
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04-12-2006, 07:09 PM #1
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04-12-2006, 09:57 PM #2
Fortunately, I'm only old enough to remember the first Space Shuttle flight, but not the first man in space. However, I do remember quite vividly, watching Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon! I was 8 years old at the time
04-12-2006, 10:09 PM #3
I remember watching Columbia lift off for the last time. It was kind of weird, we never really went outside to watch the shuttle life off, but it was kind of weird to watch it live and in person for the last time.AJ, MICP, FireMedic
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04-13-2006, 08:38 AM #4
I was in FL visiting family for the first launch. Was not as close as I would have liked to have been, but I remember standing on a bridge with my father and about a dozen other people (much older than me) watching the launch. I was a proud 14 year old that morning. Most of the "old timers" there had tears in their eyes and simply could not believe what they were seeing. It was great. Someday, I hope to get back for another launch, with my kids."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
04-13-2006, 02:03 PM #5
On a clear day or night, we can see them about a minute after launch from here.
On a sad note, I happened to be heading to Daytona on the morning of the Challenger explosion. I was just outside of Orlando, and had pulled off to watch the launch. Its the closest Ive been, and it was way cool, for a couple minutes anyway.
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04-13-2006, 02:20 PM #6Originally Posted by Dave1983
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