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People who died in the event on 28 January 1986

(7 found)

Christa McAuliffe

Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Christa Corrigan
Nickname(s):
Teacher in Space
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before it reached space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 2017.

Space Missions:

STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Ellison S. Onizuka

Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before it reached space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Space Missions:

STS-51-C
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 24, 1985

Duration: 3d 1h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Francis R. Scobee

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Richard Scobee
Also Known As:
Francis Scobee
Dick Scobee
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Commander of the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2004. Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame 1998. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Space Missions:

STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Gregory B. Jarvis

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Also Known As:
Gregory Jarvis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded during launch before it reached space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Space Missions:

STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Judith Resnik

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Arlene Resnik
Also Known As:
Judith A. Resnik
Nickname(s):
Judy
J.R.
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1984.

Space Missions:

STS-41-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 30, 1984

Duration: 6d 0h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Michael Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Smith
Also Known As:
Michael J. Smith
Mike Smith
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Pilot on the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before reaching space. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004.

Space Missions:

STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Ronald E. McNair

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ervin McNair
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A physicist and NASA astronaut, he flew aboard Challenger in February 1984, as a mission specialist. He was on his second flight on the Challenger, when it exploded. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 2004. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1997.

Space Missions:

STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.
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