Challenger Explosion Facts & Video Footage?

NASA is remembering the 25th anniversary of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 just 73 seconds into flight killed the Challenger crew.

As the world watched the launch live on broadcast television, the Challenger exploded in a spectacular, careening fireball.

I'm looking for the facts of the challenger explosion and the video footage. Any idea where I can find this information?

asked by Time in Astronomy & Space | 3168 views | 01-28-2011 at 04:37 PM

It was a sad day. On the night of the Challenger explosion tragedy, after postponing his State of the Union address, President Ronald Reagan spoke somberly about the explosion from the Oval Office.

What set the Challenger launch apart was the diversity of the crew and the addition of the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe.

The space shuttle was brought down because cold weather had caused rubber O ring seals in the rocket boosters to weaken and fail.

This week is a tough one every year for NASA. Tuesday will mark 8-years since the Columbia disaster and yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the day the Apollo 1 command module caught fire on the launch pad.

To read about the facts of the disaster, visit this site: http://www.history.com/topics/challenger-disaster

This is the challenger explosion footage video, it was broadcast live by CNN.

answered by Gavin | 01-28-2011 at 04:39 PM

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