Remembering The Challenger Space Shuttle
On this day in 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded during launch.
I imagine it's like the day when Kennedy was shot or the 9/11 attacks. Everyone remembers when they were when they got the news. I was in Mr. Westmoreland's class at Speake Junior High School in Alabama. It was like the world stopped.
Twenty-nine years ago today, seven crew members, including New Hampshire schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe, had been killed as the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded.
Below is video footage of NBC's live coverage on Jan. 28, 1986 as the Space Shuttle launched and then exploded.