A Moment In History: The Challenger Explosion

by ian

Seth Udinski, FISM News


On January 28, 1986, the spacecraft Challenger lifted off the ground at approximately 11:38 am above the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Just over a minute into the flight, one of the spaceship’s external fuel tanks imploded, causing the entire spaceship to break apart in what appeared to be a fiery explosion.