30 Years Ago Today: The Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster

     Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy.
     NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttle’s Challenger and Columbia as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s day of remembrance.
     Seven members of the Challenger crew died 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 Challenger’s Shuttle Commander, Dick Scobee, was married to June Scobee Rogers of Chattanooga.
     That’s one reason Chattanooga is home to a Challenger Learning Center.
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