William Hurt stars as the scientist who solved 'The Challenger Disaster' mystery in a TV film

  • by: FRAZIER MOORE , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 6:55 PM

NEW YORK — The watching world was horrified when, on Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded over Cape Canaveral, Fla., just seconds after liftoff. Seven crew members, including beloved Teacher-In-Space Christa McAuliffe, lost their lives and the manned space program was dealt a nearly mortal blow.

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