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).

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.

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.

NASA space shuttle Columbia tribute art featuring mission patches of the many successful missions of America's first re-useable spacecraft. Pictured at the right of the image are the crew of 7 who tragically lost their lives on the February 2003 reentry disaster.

NASA space shuttle Columbia tribute art featuring mission patches of the many successful missions of America's first re-useable spacecraft. Pictured at the right of the image are the crew of 7 who tragically lost their lives on the February 2003 reentry disaster.

Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion (GRAPHIC) 28 years ago today,1/28/'14, the 25th space shuttle launch in NASA history took off and lived in history forever.

Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion (WARNING GRAPHIC) 28 years ago today, the space shuttle launch in NASA history took off and lived in history forever.

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)

Space shuttle Columbia launches on penultimate flight March 2002

Space shuttle Columbia launches on penultimate flight March 2002

Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Columbia Memorial ~ Arlington National Cemetery ~ Arlington ~ Virginia ~ A memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts who lost their lives in the tragic accident on February

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