BTW, did you know the navigation computer on the first shuttle (Columbia) only had 64K of memory? Those were the days.
And it used OS-9, the same OS available for the Tandy Color Computer 3!
I didn't get to watch the launch live but I did get to listen to it. As I was listening to it, something really struck - none of us who have never seen a shuttle launch in person will never get to see one! I know that's a bit obvious but I don't think the reality of the shuttle program ending hit me until that moment. I'm sad to see it go but understand why it must.
I remember when Challenger was lost, I overheard someone say "It's about time something like this happens." I wanted to punch him!