By Henry M Holden
On the frigid morning of January 28, 1986, the distance commute CHALLENGER rumbled off the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. fabulous orange flames and clouds of smoke billowed out of the exterior gas tank, lifting CHALLENGER excessive into the crystal-blue sky. The project had attracted world wide recognition. NASA used to be sending the 1st instructor, Christa McAuliffe, into house. Crowds accrued to monitor the release, and hundreds of thousands tuned in on tv. yet below mins into the undertaking, CHALLENGER exploded in midair, and the old day resulted in tragedy. writer Henry M. Holden takes an in-depth examine this house travel catastrophe.