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  • Challenger: Memories, reflections of a dark day in space history

    Challenger: Memories, reflections of a dark day in space history

    Saturday, January 23 2016 3:50 PM EST2016-01-23 20:50:26 GMT
    Saturday, January 28 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-01-28 20:56:18 GMT
    The crew of Challenger: Christa McAulliffe; Greg Jarvis; Judith Resnik; Dick Scobee; Ronald McNair; Mike Smith; Ellison Onizuka. (Source: NASA)The crew of Challenger: Christa McAulliffe; Greg Jarvis; Judith Resnik; Dick Scobee; Ronald McNair; Mike Smith; Ellison Onizuka. (Source: NASA)

    Marking three decades since the explosion of the Challenger claimed the lives of its seven-member crew, we recap the incident, the investigation, and the lessons learned on the path to space and beyond.

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    Marking three decades since the explosion of the Challenger claimed the lives of its seven-member crew, we recap the incident, the investigation, and the lessons learned on the path to space and beyond.

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  • Challenger STS 51-L Accident

    Challenger STS 51-L Accident

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-01-23 22:12:53 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-01-23 22:12:52 GMT
    Click here for NASA's full directory of information into the Challenger explosion - timelines, video clips, reports and more.  More >>
    Click here for NASA's full directory of information into the Challenger explosion - timelines, video clips, reports and more.  More >>
  • WATCH: Regan's address to nation following Challenger explosion

    WATCH: Regan's address to nation following Challenger explosion

    Saturday, January 23 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-01-23 21:59:40 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-01-23 21:59:40 GMT
    On Jan. 28, 1986, just hours after the explosion that killed seven astronauts aboard the Challenger, President Ronald Reagan postponed his planned State of the Union address to speak with a grieving nation. Click here to watch that speech on YouTube. More >>
    On Jan. 28, 1986, just hours after the explosion that killed seven astronauts aboard the Challenger, President Ronald Reagan postponed his planned State of the Union address to speak with a grieving nation. Click here to watch that speech on YouTube. More >>
  • PDF: Congressional report on Challenger

    PDF: Congressional report on Challenger

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:04 PM EST2016-01-23 22:04:50 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:04 PM EST2016-01-23 22:04:50 GMT
    Click here to view a PDF copy of the Congressional report following the Challenger explosion. More >>
    Click here to view a PDF copy of the Congressional report following the Challenger explosion. More >>
  • Rogers Commission Report

    Rogers Commission Report

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:06 PM EST2016-01-23 22:06:25 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:06 PM EST2016-01-23 22:06:25 GMT
    Click here for a link to the complete Rogers Commission investigation into the Challenger disaster. More >>
    Click here for a link to the complete Rogers Commission investigation into the Challenger disaster. More >>
  • PDF: 2015 NASA Advisory Panel report

    PDF: 2015 NASA Advisory Panel report

    Sunday, January 24 2016 4:26 PM EST2016-01-24 21:26:26 GMT
    Sunday, January 24 2016 4:26 PM EST2016-01-24 21:26:26 GMT
    Click here to view a copy of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year - highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials. More >>
    Click here to view a copy of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year - highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials. More >>
  • Challenger history and overview

    Challenger history and overview

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:57 PM EST2016-01-26 21:57:09 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:57 PM EST2016-01-26 21:57:09 GMT
    (Source: NASA)(Source: NASA)
    NASA's Kennedy Space Center website has a comprehensive history of the operative history of the Space Shuttle Challenger. More >>
    NASA's Kennedy Space Center website has a comprehensive history of the operative history of the Space Shuttle Challenger. More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: Challenger archive photos

    SLIDESHOW: Challenger archive photos

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:04 PM EST2016-01-26 17:04:15 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:04 PM EST2016-01-26 17:04:14 GMT
    (AP photo)(AP photo)
    Click here to view a selection of AP photographs from Jan. 28, 1986 and the days and weeks following the Challenger explosion. More >>
    Click here to view a selection of AP photographs from Jan. 28, 1986 and the days and weeks following the Challenger explosion. More >>
  • WAFF Challenger video library

    WAFF Challenger video library

    Sunday, January 24 2016 6:17 PM EST2016-01-24 23:17:05 GMT
    Wednesday, January 27 2016 9:35 PM EST2016-01-28 02:35:07 GMT

    For the benefit of mobile users, the following is a list of video clips pulled from the WAFF archives for use in our 30th anniversary special coverage.

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    For the benefit of mobile users, the following is a list of video clips pulled from the WAFF archives for use in our 30th anniversary special coverage.

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