Space Shuttle Challenger

The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take-off on January 28, 1986. The Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost due to a ruptured O-ring.

PHOTO: The crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-51-L pose for their official portrait on November 15, 1985. In the back row from left to right: Ellison S. Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, and Judy Resnik. In the front row from left to right: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair. --- Wikipedia Public Domain

Shuttle Challenger & Ron McNair
Episode 1


This video briefly discusses the space shuttle Challenger disaster, and ETV's Sumter station sends a crew to Ron McNair's hometown of Lake City, South Carolina. There, they interview friends of McNair...
Shuttle Challenger: Risks in Era of Exploration
Episode 2


Dr. LeConte Cathey, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of South Carolina, talks about the risks involved with space travel. ETV then sends a crew to interview random people in the...