On this day in 1986, the launch of STS-51L ended in tragedy when Space Shuttle Challenger and crew were lost 73 seconds after liftoff. Remembering the crew of STS-51L: Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judith Resnik, Mike Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair.
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster – Wikipedia
Video 1 below is compelling evidence of them all alive and well today
Video 2 below is CNN’s take on this day in history (fact or fiction)