Remembering Challenger and Her Crew - Nasa daily picture for January 28 (2022)

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In this image taken in 1985, four members of the Challenger STS-51L crew – Michael J. Smith, left, Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, and Francis R. “Dick” Scobee – train on the flight deck of the shuttle crew compartment.

Just 73 seconds after launch on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, a booster joiint failed and caused the shuttle Challenger to break apart, taking the lives of all seven crew members.

Each January NASA pauses to honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia. In 2022, the Day of Remembrance was observed on Jan. 27. This year’s NASA Day of Remembrance also marks 55 years since the Apollo 1 tragedy.


Image Credit: NASA



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