On This Day: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. 73 seconds into the flight, the shuttle broke apart and fell into the ocean. None of the seven crew members survived, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher from New Hampshire who had been selected to join the mission as part of NASA's Teacher in Space Program. View the video clips below to learn about this event.

Space Shuttle Challenger Accident

Stephen Feldman recounts the accident that occurred on January 28, 1986.