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#289696 - 06/29/18 10:41 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: CJK]
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To put things in perspective, I was born two days before the Challenger disaster. Where was I? I was probably still in the maternity ward.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289717 - 07/01/18 10:03 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: CJK]
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Originally Posted By: CJK
Earliest (that I remember off the top of my head) that was a "Where were you when" moment happened was NASA. Challenger. High school. Magic performance on a school trip to another NYC school. Came out and heard on radio. Still have immense difficulty hearing, "Go a throttle up."


I am a big space buff and and those now sadly iconic words "go at throttle up" will forever haunt any launch.

For the uninitiated, during launch, the space shuttle (and other rockets) reach a point called Max Q. This is where maximum dynamic pressure is on the space vehicle (shuttle / rocket) and typically the vehicle throttles down while approaching Max Q to reduce the stress and pressure.

With the Challenger, it throttled down to 65% through Max Q then at T68 seconds, Capcom instructed the shuttle commander (Dick Scobee) "Go at throttle up." which Scobee verbally confirmed "Go at throttle up." These were the the last words from the Challenger as it exploded seconds later.

Even in today's modern launches (SpaceX for example), there is always the mention of Max Q.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycMagB1s8XM&feature=youtu.be&t=1195
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#289789 - 07/07/18 12:47 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I have a very vague recollection of portions of the “Army-McCarthy” Congressional hearings in 1954. I have a clear recollection of listening to the news reports concerning the 1954-1955 Quemoy-Matsu crisis.

Hikemoor, is that old enough to qualify as a “ Geezer” too?

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#289791 - 07/07/18 03:19 AM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: acropolis5]
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Yur gittin'thar, sonny boy. Jist keep on a-truckin'.....
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#289837 - 07/10/18 02:38 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2811
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I am still highly upset over President Kennedy’s funereal being shown on TV instead of Captain Kangaroo!!!!

I just don’t know who to blame for that bit of preemptive programming!


Edited by wildman800 (07/10/18 02:46 PM)
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#289862 - 07/12/18 10:02 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 12/03/09
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The Bicentennial made a big impression on me.

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#289863 - 07/12/18 10:21 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
The Bicentennial made a big impression on me.

I have a friend who was a kid during that time. Anything related to American history or Colonial America was popular at that time. It was on dishes, bed sheets, children's books and cartoons.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289883 - 07/14/18 09:28 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Anyone here also have the privilege of having ACTUALLY TOUCHED the Liberty Bell?

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#289896 - 07/15/18 02:55 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I don't know for certain, but as a retired NPS employee, I doubt that anyone touches the LB unless they are engaged in conservation work and are wearing gloves.
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#289900 - 07/15/18 03:23 PM Re: What's the Earliest News Event You Remember? [Re: hikermor]
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Registered: 06/02/06
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The movie National Treasure indicated the real Liberty Bell was stored elsewhere, so is that the real Liberty Bell on display or a stand-in? Like so many of our National Treasures smile the original is protected from the public.

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