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28th anniversary of space shuttle Challenger disaster

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We are remembering the disaster of the space shuttle Challenger which exploded back on January, 28th, 1986.

Seven astronauts died on that launch exactly twenty-eight years ago.

One was school-teacher Christa McAuliffe.

The challenger shuttle broke apart 73- seconds into its flight.

NASA did not try again for almost three years.

The disaster changed the design of rocket boosters and forced NASA to create a new office of safety.

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