The Challenger tragedy was a traumatic event in my life. I was secretary to a Program Director, at NASA, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. (Secretary to Program Director of shuttle“hands on” sub-contractor Serv-Air.) In his office, we watched the launch on closed-circuit NASA television. Everyone in the room was stunned with disbelief as we saw the Challenger explode. It remains an indelible impression in my memory. ~~ Many employees lost our jobs; it was six years before the launch of the Endeavor shuttle.