Thirty years ago, the space shuttle Challenger exploded. The tragedy shocked a nation caught in launch fever, and reshaped how NASA thought about risk.
August 30, 1983: It’s never a good sign when nature gets too involved in a rocket launch. This lightning storm put on a spectacular display during rainy skies the morning before Challenger blasted off in the first pre-dawn launch of the space shuttle program.
One day before the unfortunate SpaceX launch failure—which proved once again that space is hard—a new, deeply saddening but inspiring exhibition was opened at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
YouTuber lunarmodule 5 is back with another NASA compilation video. This time, it's a four-screen tribute to the Space Shuttle, showing every launch of the Shuttle's 135 missions. It'll make your spine tingle.
The "massive malfunction" that killed seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 also forever changed NASA, an agency that seemed infallible. What breakdown in the decision-making process led to the shuttle lifting off? The organizational structure of NASA itself played a bigger role than you might…
Twenty-five years ago today, the nation watched as the most diverse space crew in history took off into the sky. But after just seventy-three seconds that journey turned into a technological catastrophe like none we had ever seen before.
There's something eerie and very sad about this beautiful photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger, crawling in the mist to Launch Complex 39-B. Days later, on January 28, 1986, the spacecraft disintegrated 73 seconds after lift-off, killing all astronauts aboard.