January 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart After Launch
Barely 70 seconds into its flight, the space shuttle Challenger broke apart on this day in 1986, killing all seven astronauts aboard. The disaster was caused by a faulty seal in one of the rockets on the shuttle. The tragedy led to a 32-month hiatus of the shuttle program.
Read President Ronald Reagan’s speech to the nation following the Challenger disaster.
Photo: The STS-51L crew, who were lost aboard the Challenger (NASA). Front row: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair. Back row: Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik.
I remember being in kindergarten when they came over the loudspeaker and told us about this.
Someone please buy me the Medusa Pizza plate.
Actor/Director, 1954, 2013
Painted aluminium lightboxes with transmounted chromogenic transparencies; diptych
232.7 x 376 x 17.8 cm / 91 5/8 x 148 x 7 in
each panel: 232.7 x 182 x 17.8 cm / 91 5/8 x 71 5/8 x 7 in
Cildo Meireles, Insertions into Ideological Circuits: Coca-Cola Project, 1970 Meireles spread anti-American messages in Brazil, printing instructions for the construction of Molotov cocktails on Coke bottles – then sending the bottles to a recycling plant to be re-used
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