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Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when 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 am EST...
Timeline of Events
1986
1.28.1986
Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
3.7.1986
Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
6.9.1986
The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
1988
9.29.1988
Space Shuttle: NASA launches STS-26, the return to flight mission, after the Space Shuttle ''Challenger'' disaster. 160px, flown by OV-103.]]