Remembering the Space Shuttle Disaster

Space Shuttle Disaster - Challenger

There are moments in our lives when we remember certain monumental events in our collective history depending upon our age. And for those events that took place before our time, very often there are family stories passed down in writing or that are part of our family’s oral history. The attack on Pearl Harbor. The assassinations of Kennedy, King and Kennedy. 9-11.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Disaster when the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch.  Many genealogy bloggers will be posting their memories of that day on January 28, 1986 at their own sites. Here are the latest posts from members of GeneaBloggers:

Photo: Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after take-off, dated January 28, 1986, via NASA (public domain).

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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