Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is: NASA Retro Mission Patch Party
We are celebrating the Mars Landing! Mars!! How nice. We are blessed to be in the USA! Join every day for the next 36 days at 2:55 pm CST. . .for another photo of my NASA mission patches, and a brief description of each mission.
Facebook Party – Celebrate Mars Launch in a NASA Retro Mission Patch Party
Shuttle Challenger STS-51-L
Launch mass: 268,500 lbs
Launch date: January 28, 1986
Crew size: 7
Orbits completed: Failed to achieve orbit; (96 planned)
Apogee altitude: 295.0 km
Members: Dick Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe
The disaster of the STS-51-L I remember quite while watching it go up on a winter morning, just after getting through celebrating a victory of the Chicago Bears winning the Super Bowl in the same week. I was absolutely shocked at what I saw happen and had to remember that this was not a Hollywood prop. My jaw dropped! I just got through minutes before it happened seeing everyone walk by in the line boarding the rocket and remember a comment from a newscaster talking about Payload Specialist McAulliffe how it was going to be the first American teacher in space. Even the announcers all had a problem getting the report of it across without a lump in their throat. This event changed the future aeronautics program and created a serious backlog for the whole program with years of delays. My prayers 🙏 go to all seven crew members and their families. The persons gave their lives for our country and for the good of mankind, and will be remembered forever…
Another NASA Retro Mission Patch Party to follow tomorrow!!
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