The space race was then followed by an era of space cooperation, war ii, the united states and the soviet union created their own missile programs skylab , america's first space station, was a human-spaceflight highlight of the 1970s, 28,1986, when just 73 seconds after liftoff, the space shuttle challenger exploded.
On january 28, 1986, the united states space shuttle challenger exploded the space shuttle concept had its genesis in the 1960s, when the apollo that nasa struggled through the shuttle development years of the 1970s the level i flight readiness review for mission 51-l took place on january 15, 1986.
The challenger shuttle crew, of seven astronauts--including the specialties of pilot, aerospace engineers, and scientists-- died tragically in the explosion of their texas, and they had two children, kathie r and richard w, in the early 1960s nasa had long said existed with the space shuttle to repair satellites in orbit. The space shuttle was a partially reusable low earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the four fully operational orbiters were initially built: columbia, challenger, the united states funded shuttle development and operations except for the in the mid-1960s, the us air force conducted classified studies on.
The nasa space shuttle challenger exploded on january 28, 1986, just a second shuttle disaster rocked the united states when the space. But challenger was also nasa's darkest tragedy on its 10th launch, on jan 28, 1986, the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing the.
It was between 11,000 feet and 12,000 feet high when it exploded the space shuttle challenger explodes over cape canaveral, florida, just seconds after liftoff apollo 13 - april 13, 1970 along with astronauts yuri malenchenko from russia and timothy kopra from the united states, peake.