On January the NASA shuttle orbiter mission and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of a elementary school teacher.
Where were you on February around eight o'clock in the morning? It was a Saturday in the Central US, and the Space Shuttle Columbia had been in space for a sixteen days. After a successful mission, the shuttle was on its way back to Earth.
Atlantis and Columbia in a space shuttle traffic jam. In 1990 STS 35 (Atlantis) was heading to the launchpad. STS 38 (Columbia) was rolled back to the vehicle assembly building for repairs to liquid hydrogen lines.
Shortly before it was scheduled to conclude it's mission, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. All seven crew members were killed.
October 1985 – Christa McAuliffe watches the Space Shuttle Challenger blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A few months later, she would perish on the very same shuttle in the Challenger disaster of (NASA)
A section of the space shuttle Challenger, destroyed 73 seconds after launch on Jan. is lowered into an abandoned missile silo on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in The silos serve as permanent storage facilities for the Challenger debris.