I'm assuming you're talking about Challenger in 1986. On Jan. 28, 1986, at 11:39 a.m., people across the country watched in horror as the space shuttle Challenger exploded over the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. (By Bob Pearson/AFP/Getty Images) The space shuttle Challenger exploded in a huge fireball less than two minutes after takeoff today, with all seven crew members--including New Hampshire teacher Sharon Christa McAuliffe--feared dead. The Space Shuttle Challenger Accident .

On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle, Challenger, exploded just after takeoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Challenger exploded at 11:39 a.m on January 28. The Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds into its flight after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. After America had lost one of its three space shuttles all missions were canceled and President Ronald Reagan appointed a committee to look into the disaster.In the following years NASA started to redesign its rockets. It was traveling at twice the speed of sound. 1986, only 73 seconds after take off. The crew cabin tore lose from the rest of the shuttle and soared through the air. Although the Challenger disintegrated almost without warning, the crew may have briefly been aware that something was wrong. Kennedy Space Center in Florida was busy preparing the launch of the 25th space shuttle into space. The seven-astronaut crew for the space shuttle Challenger's fatal mission smile for the cameras as they leave for the launch pad 25 years ago, on January 27, 1986. When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 30 years ago—on Jan. 28, 1986—and killed the six crew members and one schoolteacher on board, the … Space Shuttle Challenger (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was the second orbiter of NASA's Space Shuttle program to be put into service, after Columbia. The Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds into its flight after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. Asked in Famous People , Challenger and Columbia Disasters , NASA Challenger itself did not explode, but various structural failures caused the orbiter to break apart. The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred in the United States, over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, at 11:39 a.m. EST on January 28, 1986. Born on May 19, 1939, Commander Francis Richard Scobee was 46 when he died in the Challenger explosion. The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 33 years ago on January 28, 1986. On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. In January 1967 three American astronauts were killed in Apollo 1 during a ground test.