One Year - 1986: The Ultimate Field Trip

We begin with immense anticipation and excitement and end in shock and sadness within a few minutes . . . this memory comes right back into focus with this podcast. Evan Chung tells the story of the 500,000 American teachers who competed for an unprecedented prize of a spot on the Space Shuttle Challenger, the grueling selection process and the aftermath of a tragedy that hit so close to home. This listen brought back such visceral feelings as we remember exactly where we were when this happened. In Mrs. Loftus' 4th grade class, she rolled in the TV cart to watch live -- the launch of the Challenger. Where were you?