I may not be the oldest of the ScienceBlogs cohort (that’s an understatement, by the way), but I do remember the Challenger disaster. I don’t remember watching it on TV. I don’t remember seeing the explosion on the news. I don’t think I even knew what news was or how I could watch it. I was in kindergarten. Among the few things I remember from that first year of school were wetting my pants and hearing that a spaceship exploded and a teacher was on board. I didn’t realize that there were other teachers besides mine. I knew my teacher was not dead, and this confused me. This is among the ten earliest memories of my life.
Seed will be running a collection of responses to the question, “Where were you when the Challenger exploded?” on their website.