The Challenger disaster cost the lives of seven forward thinking humans, in the name of progress. Quite terrible, but it happened and here it is. At a later date I will post a similar ‘slice of life’ which features the 9/11 event.
Enjoy the somber video.
The Challenger Disaster CNN Live Coverage 11:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M
From the Youtube Channel
“From The Morning of Tuesday January 28th 1986,CNN Live Coverage of The Challenger Disaster.
This video begins exactly at 11:00:00 A.M E.S.T on that day and provides what was making news that morning before the fateful launch.
Coverage of the 25th Space Shuttle launch begins at 11:34:22 A.M E.S.T @ 34:22
With correspondent Tom Mintier who would report on the disaster throughout the day.
Liftoff occurred at 11:38:00 A.M E.S.T with The explosion 73 seconds into flight.
CNN would stay on the air with out commercial breaks for the next 6 hours.
The STS-51-L Crew:
Commander:Francis R. Scobee
Pilot:Michael J. Smith
Mission Specialist:Ellison S. Onizuka
Mission Specialist:Judith A. Resnik
Mission Specialist:Ronald E. McNair
Payload Specialist:Gregory B.Jarvis
Payload Specialist: Christa McAuliffe
(Teacher in Space)”