BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Thursday marks 30 years since one of the biggest disasters in space exploration. The space shuttle Challenger exploded after takeoff, killing everyone on board.
Seven members of the Challenger crew died on the morning of January 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the shuttle challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch.
NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s day of remembrance.
News 8’s Renee Chmiel was at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport to show us how they are marking this day in the video above.