Remembering the Challenger disaster

January 28, 2016 5:03 PM

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Thirty years ago Thursday, a little more than a minute after it lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger broke into pieces.

All seven astronauts on board were killed, including a teacher from New Hampshire, the first "regular person" to undertake such a mission.

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