Remembering

© Jeff Robinson

Remembering

Michael G. Marshall 1/28/2010 3:13:15 AM

Excellent capture, Jeff! Haunting memories of a situation that went really wrong. Michael #1232037

Derek D. Dafoe 1/28/2010 3:20:40 AM

I can still remember that day!!! Came home for lunch and mother had it on the TV, went back to school and we watched it for the rest of the day!! Great image Jeff! #8336475

Tammy M. Anderson 1/28/2010 3:21:36 AM

Fantastic capture, Jeff. Perfect title for this great piece of history. Well done. #8336477

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/28/2010 3:25:57 AM

I remember watching it on tv as it happened. What a shock that was. Great capture of some sad history! #8336492

Gord MacEachern 1/28/2010 3:26:28 AM

A cold shiver just ran up my back as I read this. I do remember that exact point in time and where I was working. You surely do have a piece of history Jeff! #8336493

Gord MacEachern 1/28/2010 3:27:07 AM

A cold shiver just ran up my back as I read this. I do remember that exact point in time and where I was working. You surely do have a piece of history Jeff! #8336496

Gord MacEachern 1/28/2010 3:27:07 AM

A cold shiver just ran up my back as I read this. I do remember that exact point in time and where I was working. You surely do have a piece of history Jeff! #8336497

Chua Wee Boo 1/28/2010 3:46:07 AM

Excellent capture & great piece of history,Jeff! #8336534

Michelle Alton 1/28/2010 4:00:07 AM

A goosebump provoker, for sure, Jeff. Wonderful capture and story. I know precisely where I was when the news broke. #8336559

Ken Smith 1/28/2010 4:01:53 AM

Yep, I remember exactly where I was...you certainly have a rare photo, Jeff. It's hard to believe it's been that long ago! #8336562

Ellen Hodges 1/28/2010 4:09:00 AM

Fantastic capture and dedication, Jeff! #8336581

Robert R. Goodman 1/28/2010 4:16:20 AM

Hi Jeff,Beautiful capture.A very sad day in our history!!!! #8336598

Amy M. Wilson 1/28/2010 4:18:47 AM

Beautiful capture and tribute, Jeff... it sure doesn't seem like that long ago! #8336611

Lynn M. Whitt 1/28/2010 4:30:19 AM

Great capture of history... #8336659

Claudia Kuhn 1/28/2010 4:39:16 AM

Wow, 24 yrs ago already? I do remember that day. Terrific tribute to that fateful day. #8336684

Cindy Bendush 1/28/2010 4:53:18 AM

I was at an airport with my then 8 week old daughter -- she's 24 now too - thanks for sharing this rare image and tribute Jeff! #8336710

Avril Young 1/28/2010 4:55:20 AM

stunning and very interesting photo..brings back memories to many I am sure...what a sad time that must have been... #8336716

Renee Doyle 1/28/2010 5:28:36 AM

Quite an incredible capture Jeff!! Wonderfully captured and presented!! #8336821

Cathy Barrows 1/28/2010 5:29:14 AM

24 years...OMG...i do remember exactly where I was. I was in an electronics store buying my first DVD player and it was on every TV in the store...very eerie...thanks for the memories #8336822

Ron McEwan 1/28/2010 5:54:25 AM

This is incredible Jeff. I had just returned from Korea and was in a shot line at Ft Lewis. I forgot about all the shots after seeing this. #8336878

Jyri Vissak 1/28/2010 5:57:10 AM

Cool find! Well done. #8336883

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/28/2010 6:05:24 AM

What a fantastic B&W capture of this historic Space Shuttle! excellent presentation! 8o) #8336905

William C. Raco 1/28/2010 6:18:51 AM

How tragic...
I remember watching the liftoff with my son. He was 4, wearing a flight suit his grandparents sent from Florida.
Great piece of history, Jeff!
#8336938

frank w. degenhardt 1/28/2010 6:54:23 AM

Jeff- A amazing picture and I loved the story behind it. It was a tragedy and such a lose. An event that will forever be in our minds each time one goes up. Beautiful work here my friend.
Have a great day. #8337038

Marilyn Cornwell 1/28/2010 7:01:09 AM

Amazing Jeff, thanks!! #8337059

Mary Beth Aiello 1/28/2010 7:50:43 AM

I remember where I was when the news was announced. A truly tragic day it was. Thanks for remembering, Jeff. #8337190

Jessica Jenney 1/28/2010 7:53:11 AM

I have vivid memories of that day, Jeff! Terrific capture! #8337201

Monnie Ryan 1/28/2010 8:03:19 AM

Wow! Yes, I remember all too well both the excitement leading up to the launch and then watching the disaster. Don't ever lose this one, Jeff! #8337230

Douglas Pignet 1/28/2010 8:07:04 AM

Stack'em and fly'em...Very kewl capture. #8337244

Tiia Vissak 1/28/2010 9:05:47 AM

a great shot! #8337320

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 1/28/2010 9:08:55 AM

Oh My
I remember
I was lying in a tent in the caribbean
Listening to a transistor radio
So removed and snapped back into reality in a millisecond

A Fabulous capture and a piece of History Jeff
#8337327

Margaret R. Barry 1/28/2010 9:37:13 AM

Amazing capture, Jeff. Like everyone else, I remember exactly where I was that tragic day! #8337372

Rony Sagy 1/28/2010 9:58:19 AM

Excellent capture of an amazing piece of history, Jeff. #8337411

Anita Hogue 1/28/2010 10:30:23 AM

WOW, sure doesn't seem like 24 years has passed. Excellent historical image, Jeff! #8337440

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/28/2010 10:58:55 AM

Amazing capture...Such a tragic day. #8337512

Kerry Hill 1/28/2010 11:17:32 AM

I remember very well, excellent capture Jeff!! #8337590

Renata Gusciora 1/28/2010 11:25:02 AM

Fabulous image with great tones and composition,Jeff! #8337618

Robyn A. Terrell 1/28/2010 11:54:26 AM

Fantastic capture and tribute, Jeff! #8337687

Kathleen Brennan 1/28/2010 11:58:13 AM

Great BW image! #8337696

Stephen Zacker 1/28/2010 12:08:24 PM

Super capture Jeff. I remember it well, we were due to track her that day #8337728

Jack Ryan 1/28/2010 12:25:29 PM

Excellent capture...and it certainly does bring back memories of that tragic day. Thanks for sharing this one. #8337777

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 1/28/2010 1:14:16 PM

This really brings a lot of memory back. I remember exactly where I was, at work in NJ. Great image and goosebumps.
JP #8337869

Amanda J. Tanner 1/28/2010 1:29:11 PM

It is amazing you still had the negative. A Sad day in history, A wonderful tribute and capture Jeff! #8337887

Hal Bambrick 1/28/2010 2:50:48 PM

I Stood 5 miles away and watched it happen Jeff,was Terrible!. I threw away the film,too much tragedy to record. Very Nice Work!!!. #8338007

Nadine A. Lewis 1/28/2010 3:12:37 PM

GREAT capture, Jeff!!! PERFECT in b&w. I was at Wal-Mart getting tires on my car sitting in the waiting room watching TV. <>< #8338051

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/28/2010 5:09:49 PM

What a sad day that was, Jeff!!! I spent it crying like the rest of the country!

An incredible piece of history captured in this awesome image!!! :-) k #8338260

Gail Vitikacs 1/28/2010 6:00:03 PM

Pretty awesome Jeff....thanks for sharing this beauty! #8338375

Nancy L. Green 1/28/2010 6:02:07 PM

I was with a ventilator patient in Lockhart Tx and watched it on TV. What a piece of history Jeff, wonderful tribute!!! <>< #8338382

Ray Thoms 1/28/2010 7:55:52 PM

Remember the day clearly Jeff....you have a piece of history here!!!! #8338587

Nadia Paul 1/28/2010 10:31:25 PM

Great shot Jeff - works well in mono - can't believe 24 years have passed - a very sad day. #8338724

Brett Dolsen 1/29/2010 12:55:27 AM

Brought back memories for us all worldwide Jeff!!Great tones and composition! #8338799

Jeff Robinson 1/29/2010 2:57:29 AM

Thanks Everyone Very Much!! Jeff #8338895

Maria A. Gonzalez 1/29/2010 5:14:19 AM

This is an amazing capture and piece of history ...What a very sad day that was...Great shot,Jeff.. #8339251

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/29/2010 8:44:04 AM

A fantastic presentation Jeff! 24 years ago... Time flies. #8339767

Nancy J. Locke 1/29/2010 10:34:57 AM

Totally awesome capture, Jeff!!! I can remember where I was during this tragedy. In Kmart and on my lunch hour.

Poignant and beautiful!

Blessings, Nancy J Locke #8340039

John Connolly 1/29/2010 11:45:49 AM

A wonderful image and sad memories, Jeff! It is good to see a man that keeps his negatives filed and in good condition! #8340178

Carrie M. Groseclose 1/29/2010 12:45:21 PM

WOW, Jeff. What a wonderful piece of history and a great tribute. Provokes many memories, that's for sure! #8340272

Patrick Rouzes 1/29/2010 2:14:41 PM

An incredible & tragic piece of history
you have shared with us Jeff! I remember being in my bedroom reading & hearing my mom gasp eerily & loudly & came out to what had happened. Thank You for sharing this,Jeff! #8340473

Barbara Waldoch 1/29/2010 6:14:16 PM

Terrific image, Jeff! #8340841

Jeff Robinson 1/30/2010 3:18:19 AM

Thank You!! Jeff #8341346

Ann Coates 1/30/2010 11:55:14 PM

Amazing capture Jeff and I remember it too. It was big news all over the world. #8343400

Jeff Robinson 1/31/2010 5:41:15 AM

Thank You Ann! Jeff #8343919

Stefania Barbier 1/31/2010 10:25:00 PM

wonderful capture, Jeff! #8345818

Jeff Robinson 2/2/2010 4:27:02 PM

Thank You Stefania!! Jeff #8351094

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Description


T+73 seconds into flight and at 48,000 feet..... Many of us remember exactly where we were when the Space Shuttle Challeger disaster occured on this day 24 years ago.

I took this image at daybreak while on the taxiway leading to Runway 22L at Edwards AFB California. This was about 10 weeks prior to the launch when we lost her. Challenger had just returned from Space-Flight and was mounted piggyback on top of a NASA/Boeing 747 on her way back to the Cape in Florida. Little did I know at that time that I would be capturing a tiny piece of history!

Negative scanned and processed with PSE7 and NIK Silver Efex. (CA)

Exif: Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED

Uploaded on 1/28/2010 3:07:51 AM

Made With

Camera: Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera


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