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Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: NASA's 1986 planned shuttle launch scheduleStory | Jan 29, 1986-- March 6: Columbia begins nine days in orbit with a crew of seven, including three astronomers. Its payload includes telescopes to study Halley's comet and deep space. -- May 15: Challenger takes off for four days in orbit with a crew of four to send...
Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: Accident clamps indefinite hold on space shuttle programStory | Jan 29, 1986The ambitious space shuttle schedule is in chaos, with all launches placed on hold until the inevitable investigations and soul-searching run their course. ''It's going to have an adverse effect on the whole space program,'' said Rep. George Brown Jr.,...