Challenger disaster: remembered (Boston.com)

STS-51L

Mission: TDRS-2; SPARTAN-203 Satellites
Space Shuttle: Challenger
Launch Pad: 39B
Launch Weight: 268,829 pounds
Launched: Jan. 28, 1986, 11:38:00 a.m. EST
Revolution: 0
Mission Duration: 1 minute, 13 seconds
Orbit Altitude: 150 nautical miles (planned)
Orbit Inclination: 28.5 degrees (planned)
Miles Traveled: 18 miles

The crew of the space shuttle Challenger. From left: Ellison Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Ron McNair and Judith Resnik. (NASA/1986)

The crew of the space shuttle Challenger. From left: Ellison Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Ron McNair and Judith Resnik. (NASA/1986)

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Comments on: "Challenger disaster remembered – 26 yrs" (2)

  1. Nice post!! I remember sitting in grammar school watching it happen live. They broadcasted the event at school because it was the first time a teacher was going up into space. Needless to say, it was very messed up experience.

  2. I was working at the college where I had graduated when this event occurred. I definitely remember watching it unfold on TV. We had a TV in the equipment shop. All the instructors and staff who were free at that time came into the shop to watch the launch. We all saw it happen. Sad. Explorers take risks. Sometimes they die. They’re all heroes.

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