People who died in the Challenger event on 28 January 1986

(7 found)

Christa McAuliffe
educator, accident, Challenger

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.

Space Missions:

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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Ellison S. Onizuka
aviator, accident, Challenger

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.

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.

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Francis R. Scobee
aviator, space, accident, Challenger

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.

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.

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Gregory B. Jarvis
accident, Challenger

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.

Space Missions:

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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Judith Resnik
space, accident, engineer, Challenger

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.

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.

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Michael Smith
aviator, accident, Challenger

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.

Space Missions:

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

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ronald E. McNair
space, accident, scientist, Challenger

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.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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