Uranus and Challenger

In the past week have been 25th anniversaries of two events in 1986, one great, one terrible: the closest approach of Voyager 2 to Uranus on January 24, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger upon liftoff on January 28. It was just before my 11th birthday, and I was in the 6th grade. I don’t recall whether I saw Uranus images in the news at the time. I of course saw them later, in my science books and on public television shows, ….

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