Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

July 12, 2019 - 4:39 am
BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will honor an astronaut killed in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger with a historic highway marker. State officials say the dedication ceremony for the marker honoring Mike Smith will be held Friday near the Michael J. Smith Airport in Beaufort (BOW...
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This Sept. 26, 1985 photo made available by NASA shows astronaut Sharon Christa McAuliffe. The high school teacher from Concord, N.H., never got to teach from space. She perished during the 1986 launch of shuttle Challenger, along with her six crewmates. (NASA via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 3:05 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger. NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education posted a video of astronaut-educator Ricky Arnold performing one of McAuliffe's...
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