Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion

The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986, 73 seconds after launch (flight STS-51L).

Challenger Crew
The Challenger Shuttle Crew
Back row, from left: mission specialist Ellison S. Onizuka, Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Payload Specialist Greg Jarvis and Mission specialist Judy Resnik.
Front row, from left: Pilot Mike Smith, Commander Dick Scobee, and Mission specialist Ron McNair.