25 Years Later: Challenger Accident

Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 1985 file photo, Christa McAuliffe of Concord, New Hampshire, stands next to Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger at Pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. A whole generation _ including McAuliffe's own students _ has grown up since McAuliffe and six other astronauts perished on live TV on Jan. 28, 1986, a quarter century ago this Friday, Jan. 28. 2011. Now the former schoolchildren who loved her are making sure that people who weren't even born then know about McAuliffe and her dream of going into space. (AP Photo/Jim Neihouse, File)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - This 1986 file photo provided by NASA shows the crew of the space shuttle Challenger. From left are Ellison Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Ron McNair and Judith Resnik. (AP Photo/NASA)
Christa McAuliffe
Christa McAuliffe
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1985 file photo, Christa McAuliffe poses at Johnson Space Center in Houston. A whole generation _ including McAuliffe's own students _ has grown up since McAuliffe and six other astronauts perished on live TV on Jan. 28, 1986, a quarter century ago on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Now the former schoolchildren who loved her are making sure that people who weren't even born then know about McAuliffe and her dream of going into space. (AP Photo, File) NO SALES
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1986 picture, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. shortly before it exploded with a crew of seven aboard. (AP Photo/Thom Baur)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - This file picture shows a drawing made on Jan. 31, 1986 by a first grade student whose class at the Our Lady of Lourdes School in Melbourne, Fla. was asked to draw what they thought happened to the space shuttle Challenger and the people aboard. (AP Photo/Thom Baur)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - In this 1986 file photo, Christa McAuliffe, left, and Barbara Morgan, right, laugh during training. A whole generation _ including McAuliffe's own students _ has grown up since McAuliffe and six other astronauts perished on live TV on Jan. 28, 1986, a quarter century ago on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Now the former schoolchildren who loved her are making sure that people who weren't even born then know about McAuliffe and her dream of going into space. (AP Photo/NASA, File)
Final Launch of Challenger
Final Launch of Challenger
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1986 file photo, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. A whole generation _ including McAuliffe's own students _ has grown up since McAuliffe and six other astronauts perished on live TV on Jan. 28, 1986, a quarter century ago on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Now the former schoolchildren who loved her are making sure that people who weren't even born then know about McAuliffe and her dream of going into space. (AP Photo/NASA)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1986 file photo, the space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center. A whole generation _ including McAuliffe's own students _ has grown up since McAuliffe and six other astronauts perished on live TV on Jan. 28, 1986, a quarter century ago on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. Now the former schoolchildren who loved her are making sure that people who weren't even born then know about McAuliffe and her dream of going into space. (AP Photo/Bruce Weaver, File)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - This Jan. 28, 1986 image made from a television screen shows the space shuttle Challenger after exploding during its launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1986 file picture, two unidentified spectators at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. react after they witnessed the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. (AP Photo/File)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 1986 file picture, the crew members of space shuttle Challenger flight 51-L, leave their quarters for the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. From foreground are commander Francis Scobee, Mission Spl. Judith Resnik, Mission Spl. Ronald McNair, Payload Spl. Gregory Jarvis, Mission Spl. Ellison Onizuka, teacher Christa McAuliffe and pilot Michael Smith. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Space Shuttle Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 1, 1986 file picture, a cross and wreath with a picture of the space shuttle Challenger stand on the shore as a Coast Guard cutter heads out to sea searching for debris from the shuttle in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Neihouse)
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