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January 28, 1986

Challenger explodes

At 11:38 a.m. EST, the U.S. space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Onboard was Christa McAuliffe, who was on her way to becoming the first U.S. civilian to travel into space on a non-scientific mission. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school teacher from New Hampshire, won a...

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