#OnThisDay 1986: The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Happened 35 Years Ago Today #AceHistoryDesk report

(CBSMiami)- Today marks 35 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster: The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 — just 73 seconds into flight — killed all seven on board, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Happened 35 Years Ago Today

The disaster unfolded on live TV before countless schoolchildren eager to see McAuliffe, an everyday teacher, rocketing toward space. She would have been the first teacher in space: The Challenger disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, after a booster engine failed:

Published: Jan.28: 2021: