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Remembering the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

With profound respect for all who have the courage to explore

Spaceshuttle Challenger Disaster, January 28, 1986. Photo: NASA

Thirty-four years ago today

On January 28th, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated in clouds of liquid oxygen and hydrogen, 73 seconds after take-off. The seven crew members aboard died.




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Melissa Gouty

Writer, teacher, speaker, and observer of human nature. Content for HVAC & Plumbing Businesses. Author of The Magic of Ordinary. LiteratureLust and GardenGlory.

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