January 28, 1986, when the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida at 11:38 EST (16:38 UTC). Disintegration of the vehicle began after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. The O-ring failure caused a breach in the SRB joint. 1980s News | Challenger Explosion | @Cannes_Lions
Bronze prize in the infographics features category. This was our first full-page graphic we negotiated for the back page. The graphic ran with a feature on the space shuttle's last mission STS-135 back in July 2011.
Judith Resnick - April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986 - was an engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and had a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. The IEEE Judith Resnik Award for space engineering is named in her honor. She was born and raised in Akron…
Pluto has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach.