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25 Years After Disaster, Keeping The Challenger Spirit Alive
On the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, there was a collective gasp as Americans watched the space shuttle Challenger break apart just 73 seconds after it lifted off from Florida on what was supposed to b…
Photos of Michael John Smith - Find A Grave...
United States Astronaut. He was the pilot of the ill-fated space shuttle Challenger. From the time he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1967, he had an accomplished Navy career which lasted almost 20 years. He earned a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the...
Guion S. Bluford
Bluford became the first African American to travel in space in 1983, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Learn more at Biography.com.
Fallen Heroes of Space Exploration: A Memorial (Gallery)
In the history of space exploration, 4 Soviet cosmonauts and 17 American astronauts have perished during space missions. See photos of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for space exploration.
Taylor Gun-Jin Wang (born June 16, 1940) is an American scientist and in 1985, became the first ethnic Chinese person to go into space. While an employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wang was a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-51-B.
The Teacher Who Died on the Space Shuttle Challenger
On January 28, 1986, the world lost one of its greatest resources, Christa McAuliffe, the space shuttle Challenger astronaut teacher.
From One Laurel to Another: a Letter from Columbia - Universe Today
STS-107 Mission Specialist Laurel B. Clark (NASA) On this Day of Remembrance, February 1, 2013, NASA will mark the 10th anniversary of the STS-107 Columbia accident with a wreath-laying ceremony at the astronaut memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, paying tribute to the lost crews of Columbia, Challenger and Apollo 1, as well as other space … Continue reading "From One Laurel to Another: a Letter from Columbia"