On January 28, 1986, the 10th launch of the Challenger, an American shuttle, went into flight. It was supposed to be the 25th space shuttle mission. The mission commander was Francis R. Scobee. The rest of the crew included Christa McAuliffe, Gregory B. Jarvis, Ronald E. McNair, Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, and Michael J. Smith. NASA officials had made delays. It exploded because of mechanical failures. There was no warning. All crew members were killed. Remember Christa McAuliffe? She was a school teacher and was planning to teach her class about space when she got back. This is a disaster many people will not forget.
The good that came out of this disaster was that NASA increased personnel to monitor and make improvements to make sure that the space program is safer.
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