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Daniel Baca
Daniel Baca

Re Myth 3: .....OR it could be the fact that this was quite possibly the most televised launch owing to Christa McAuliffe's participation in the Teacher in Space program and was streamed to schools nationwide. I DO remember sitting in class on that fateful morning as does my wife who is from another state. Our respective teachers turned off the tvs and were at a loss for for when one of the children who clearly did not understand what was going on exclaimed "cool" and the teacher had to explain "no, not cool..." I'd wager millions of school children were tuned in that day.

j g
j g

i was at MSFC at the time and things were different as we saw them. but nasa changed that. and played the media.

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