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Space Shuttle Challenger explosion marks 27th anniversary

11:54 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (NBC NEWS CHANNEL) -- Millions of Americans will recall the tragedy that happened on Jan. 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on its way toward space.

Cheers turned to tears at Cape Canaveral 27 years ago when Challenger broke apart after liftoff.

Seven crew members were killed in the explosion -- among them, a teacher.

Two years ago, WESH 2 News produced a special report marking the 25th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy.

To watch the video, click here.

 

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