Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
There’s not a single person who doesn’t know what Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster is, not a one. This horrible event occurred on January 28, 1986. Just 73 seconds, (that’s seconds people), into its flight, the orbiter broke apart and led to the deaths of all the seven members on board, which included five NASA astronauts and two Payload Specialists. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was a monumental disaster felt by many Americans.