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On This Day 30 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

On This Day 30 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Thirty years ago Thursday the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing the seven people on board. Among those on board was Christa McAuliffe, a payload specialist who would have become the first teacher in space.

Below is the front page from the Hartford Courant the next day, Jan. 29.

Challenger Front Page

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