1980s- The Challenger was a space shuttle that launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Swarms of people came to watch the spectacle, but the shuttle had only been in the air for 73 seconds after take-off before horrifically exploding. All 7 crews members died instantaneously. After studying the debris, the "Rogers Commission" came to the conclusion that the boosters were not properly sealed together.
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TODAY IN HISTORY: On October 30, 1985, Christa McAuliffe watches the Space Shuttle Challenger blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A few months later, she would perish on the very...
The History of Space Shuttle Challenger
The Challenger space shuttle was a useful workhorse for many missions. It was destroyed by an explosion in January 1986 that killed seven astronauts.
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Challenger disaster: remembered
On January 28, 1986, at 11:38 a.m., EST, the space shuttle Challenger lifted off Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The entire crew of seven was lost in the explosion 73 seconds into the launch. Today, on the 25th anniversary of this national tragedy, we honor in memory the brave crew who gave their lives for the exploration of space. Sharon Christa McAuliffe, a New Hampshire social studies teacher, was NASAâs choice for the first teacher in space. Because McAuliffe was our local…
29 Eerie Photos Taken Just Before Tragedy Hit
What happens after we say cheese? For the subjects of the following photographs they probably din’t predict the answer to be a morbid one. We have all seen post-tragedy photos of terrible accidents, but there is something particularly ominous and haunting about pre-tragedy photos. Smiling families, groups embarking on explorations and daring stunt attempts. Some of these pictures appear so unassuming and cheerful that it makes what followed all the more disturbing.