Space Shuttle Challenger | Carolina Journal

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

Photo of Challenger astronauts before flight