Friday, January 28, 2011

25 Years Ago This Morning . . .

. . . I was at Keystone Middle School (now Southport Middle School) on the south side of Indianapolis. I was in the third grade, but I spent two half days each week at the middle school as a part of I.D.E.A. (Increasing Depth in Educational Abilities), a pull-out program for weirdos like me. A teacher with a free period and a television in her classroom invited my I.D.E.A. class into her room to watch the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger, whose crew included Christa McAuliffe (2nd from the left in the back row), a high school teacher from New Hampshire who had been selected from a pool of more than 10,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space.

You know the rest.


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