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Recalling the Challenger tragedy

When the space shuttle Challenger exploded 29 years ago today, killing all seven astronauts aboard, I was working as a State House reporter for The News Tribune of Woodbridge. It’s one of those days a journalist always remembers because it involved reporting a historic event — – and in this instance an extremely tragic one.

For me, there were several additional reasons why Jan. 28, 1986, remains a vivid memory. Continue reading