That said, I can't turn the tv off. They're not giving me any more information, and they keep saying "it's way too early to speculate, but . . . " and then proceed to speculate. But I need to have it on because I need to feel connected, some how, to everyone else, everyone else in the country. The Spanish channels are showing the same footage, because they have the same concerns. I don't understand how someone could not have a tv in this situation -- or better yet, during a tragedy with much greater casualties, say, oh, I don't know, 9/11? Didn't you feel lost and disconnected and scared? Did you leave the radio on? But I know everyone deals with things differently, and that not everyone has it on as I do.
Anyway . . . yeah. The space shuttle crashed, if you haven't heard yet. With seven on board. Two of the people were on their second mission; the rest were on their first. I'm hoping for peace for the families of those lost, and hope for the NASA space program.