Challenger Explosion--killing all 7 crew members.  28 January 1986.  My son's 8th birthday.

Space Shuttle Challenger's smoke plume after its in-flight breakup, resulting in its destruction and the deaths of all seven crew members (memorial service pictured).

Click to read an article that indicates that the crew could have survived the initial Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion and disintegration, because the crew cabin detached in one piece.

the crew could have survived the initial Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion and disintegration, because the crew cabin detached in one piece.

We salute and tip our hats to real life heroes, never fogotten~  The explosion of the "challenger" space shuttle had everyone devastated, to say the least

On January the NASA shuttle orbiter mission and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of a elementary school teacher.

Challenger Disaster As It Happened. The part that's difficult to believe was that the crew survived the explosion. At least 3 of the 7 crew members were conscious after the explosion. What makes it infinitely more horrible was the fact they were fully alert during the 2min and 45 sec as the cabin fell from 65,000 ft back to earth at 207mph. ‪#‎nasamismanagement‬ ‪#‎costcutting‬ ‪#‎schedulepressures‬

Long-Forgotten Photographs Reveal Challenger Disaster As It Happened

January 1986 - Nasa Challenger Disaster Long-Forgotten Photographs Reveal Challenger Disaster As It Happened.

Space Shuttle "Challenger"  explosion on Take Off.... January 28, 1986. This was so horrible. I was watching this in class when it happened.

On January 1986 the Challenger Space Shuttle explodes after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This was devastating for the NASA program.

the five shuttles used in the space shuttle program, the last used being the atlantis, and the challenger and columbia were both destroyed

Photo by NASA. Launches of Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour Space Shuttles.

Kalpana Chawla - first Indian American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She was unfortunately one of the seven crew members killed in the disastrous Columbia Space Shuttle explosion.

Kalpana Chawla - first American Indian astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She was unfortunately one of the seven crew members killed in the disastrous Columbia Space Shuttle explosion.

Space Shuttle disaster crew. Very sad day

The crew of mission on the way to board the Space Shuttle Challenger on January [[MORE]] Mission type : Satellite deployment Operator : NASA Mission duration: 73 seconds days 34 minutes planned) Distance travelled : 29 kilometres.

Remembering Challenger

Remembering Challenger

The Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, where some remains were buried after the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff on 28 January

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 same shuttle in the Challenger disaster of 1986.

October 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 same shuttle in the Challenger disaster of (NASA)

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