Stock Photo Description:Photo portrait of the lost crew from the space shuttle Challenger. This is a photo by NASA Public Domain showing portrait of the lost crew from the space shuttle Challenger.
The NASA family lost seven of its own on the morning of January 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch.
The crew of STS-51-L: Front row from left, Mike Smith, Dick Scobee, Ron McNair. Back row from left, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judith Resnik.
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