ABC News: The Day It Happened

Season 1 Episode 02

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Aired Unknown Jan 28, 1986 on ABC
Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
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On Jan. 28, 1986 seven astronauts died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. Millions watched as the Challenger took off, carrying six NASA specialists and one school teacher -- a woman who had captured national attention with her devotion to her students and to science. Seventy-three seconds later, a seal failure caused the orbiter to break apart. ABC News brings you back to the day the tragedy happened.moreless

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