The Challenger Disaster

On 28th January 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight. The seven crew members (5 NASA astronauts and 2 Payload Specialists) all died. An O-ring seal on the right solid rocket booster failed and led to the disintegration of Challenger. The Crew Members Left to right: Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe; payload […]