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The Challenger lifts off on Jan. 28, 1986, from a launchpad at Kennedy Space Center, 73 seconds before an explosion killed its crew of seven.  30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself https://t.co/koKPKdvKdH

The Challenger lifts off on Jan. 28, 1986, from a launchpad at Kennedy Space Center, 73 seconds before an explosion killed its crew of seven. 30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself https://t.co/koKPKdvKdH

Thirty years ago today, NASA suffered a spaceflight tragedy that stunned the world and changed the agency forever.

Thirty years ago today, NASA suffered a spaceflight tragedy that stunned the world and changed the agency forever.

One of two prints from artist Kevin Dart's Space Shuttle series celebrating the Challenger and Columbia. These two incredible shuttles and their crews completed 36 successful missions and spent over 300 days in space. Some highlights of their missions included carrying the first woman to space (Challenger) and deploying the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (Columbia).  #spaceship #spaceshuttle #columbia #illustration #prints #KevinDart

One of two prints from artist Kevin Dart's Space Shuttle series celebrating the Challenger and Columbia. These two incredible shuttles and their crews completed 36 successful missions and spent over 300 days in space. Some highlights of their missions included carrying the first woman to space (Challenger) and deploying the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (Columbia). #spaceship #spaceshuttle #columbia #illustration #prints #KevinDart

Space Shuttle Challenger ' s smoke plume after its in-flight breakup ... What do you think of this guys?

Space Shuttle Challenger ' s smoke plume after its in-flight breakup ... What do you think of this guys?

July 20,1985, Space Shuttle Challenger and STS-51F launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Spacelab 2 Launches -- July 29, 1985

July 20,1985, Space Shuttle Challenger and STS-51F launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

January 28,1986:  Space Shuttle Challenger. Many viewed the launch live because of the presence of crew member Christa McAuliffe, the first member of the Teacher in Space Project and the (planned) first female teacher in space. Media coverage of the accident was extensive.....

January 28,1986: Space Shuttle Challenger. Many viewed the launch live because of the presence of crew member Christa McAuliffe, the first member of the Teacher in Space Project and the (planned) first female teacher in space. Media coverage of the accident was extensive.....

A collage of photos reveals the fatal trajectory of the Space Shuttle Challenger…

A collage of photos reveals the fatal trajectory of the Space Shuttle Challenger…

Judith Resnick - April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986 - was an engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and had a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. The IEEE Judith Resnik Award for space engineering is named in her honor.  She was born and raised in…

Judith Resnick - April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986 - was an engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and had a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. The IEEE Judith Resnik Award for space engineering is named in her honor. She was born and raised in…

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