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2/1/03

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Memory of Those Lost in Shuttle Tragedy

Saturday's tragedy has been a great loss for the country and the city of Lubbock. Flags are flying at half-staff across Lubbock, including at Texas Tech University.

Tech students have been watching the days events unfold on television. Many of them compared the tragedy to the deadly explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. "I was very young. I remember when the challenger explosion occurred but I still remember just the overall mood of the nation, next to the 911 this is the worst tragedy we've had in the past two years," said one student we spoke to.

Texas Tech honored the astronauts with a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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