After Challenger explosion, space’s age of innocence ends

January 28, 2016 2:57 PM

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This account was published in the Miami Herald on Jan. 29, 1986, a day after the Challenger exploded over Cape Canaveral.

It was their moment of triumph, a moment any parent could understand. Ed and Grace Corrigan's daughter, teacher Christa McAuliffe, was on her way into space, into the history books.

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