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This Day in Texas History: Space Shuttle Explosion Kills Texas Astronaut and Crew

This Day in Texas History: Space Shuttle Explosion Kills Texas Astronaut and Crew January 28, 1986 On this day in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. Seven American astronauts were killed, including Texas resident Judith Arlene Resnik. The world watched as, 73 seconds into its flight, Challenger broke apart in a violent…
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Challenger Explosion Kills Texas Astronaut and Her Colleagues

This day in Texas History: Challenger Explosion Kills Texas Astronaut and Her Colleagues January 28, 1986 On this day in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger (Mission STS-51-L) exploded shortly after takeoff. Seven American astronauts were killed, including Texas resident Judith Arlene Resnik. She was the second American woman astronaut. She had taken her first space…
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This Day in Texas History: Texas Astronaut Killed as Space Shuttle Explodes

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Texas Astronaut Killed as Space Shuttle Explodes January 28, 1986 On this day in 1986, the world watched in horror as the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. Seven American astronauts were killed, including Texas resident Judith Arlene Resnik. She was the second American woman astronaut and had…
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