January 26, 2023

On This Day in Space! Jan. 28, 1986: Space shuttle Challenger explodes after launch

Image 1 of 4The crew of the space shuttle Challengers STS-51L objective, which ended in disaster quickly after launch on Jan. 28, 1986. (Image credit: NASA) Image 2 of 4The area shuttle bus Challenger STS-51L spaceflight ended in disaster on Jan. 28, 1986 73 seconds after liftoff. (Image credit: NASA) Image 4 of 4NASAs Day of Remembrance on Feb. 1, 2013, will honor the memories of astronauts who died throughout the Apollo 1, space shuttle bus Challenger and shuttle bus Columbia catastrophes.

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