keywords: disasters, nasa, space shuttle, challenger, explosions, christa macauliffe, ronald reagan
Synopsis: This video marks the tenth anniversary, January 28, 1986, of the ninth Challenger flight and the seven astronauts on board who died when the Challenger exploded 73 seconds into flight... (read more)
The flight crew was comprised of Commander Francis R. Scobee, Pilot Michael J. Smith, and Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair, Gregory Jarvis (Hughes Aircraft representative), and S. Christie McAuliffe (teacher).
The flight crew is shown performing preflight training, physiological tests, environmental tests, press conferences, prelaunch activities, and launch activities. The Challenger explosion is shown from both the launch site and from the control center. Various rescue operations, news coverage, and shots of the wreckage after salvage are also presented.
President Ronald Reagan is shown giving a tribute at the memorial service for the flight crew. The video ends with a flyby salute and pictures of each of the members of the Challenger.