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Challenger Explosion: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Remembered On Anniversary

First Posted: 03/30/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET

Challenger Explosion

Universe Today:

Mission Control: "Challenger, go with throttle up"

Commander Dick Scobee: "Roger go with throttle up"

Those were the last words heard from the Challenger crew on January 28, 1986. Then came an explosion, and the famous "Y" plume of smoke from the solid rocket boosters flying away aimlessly to nowhere.

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