Challenger Disaster 30 Years Later: What Led To NASA's Darkest Moment
Experts say a malfunction caused the Challenger spacecraft to explode as millions watched on live television. Seven astronauts were killed.By Ben Lawson | January 28, 2016
"We have grown used to the idea of space, and perhaps we forget we have only just begun. We are still pioneers. They — the members of the Challenger crew — were pioneers," said President Ronald Reagan.
Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the Challenger spaceship disaster. Seven astronauts died in the explosion.
"So the 25th space shuttle mission is now on the way after more delays than NASA cares to count. This morning it looked as though they were not going to be able to get off," said a CNN anchor.