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8 Memorable Images from the 1980s

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on 28 January 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members......SO SAD

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Challenger Flight Crew who died 28 Jan 1986 when their craft broke apart 73 seconds into its flight. Greg Jarvis; Christa McAuliffe, the first member of the Teacher in Space Project; Ronald McNair; Ellison Onizuka; Judith Resnik; Michael J. Smith; and Dick Scobee

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The Accident That Caused the Space Shuttle Challenger to Explode

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The space shuttle Challenger STS-51L spaceflight ended in tragedy on Jan. 28, 1986 73 seconds after liftoff.

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The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1986