The objectives of this mission included the deployment of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-B, and the flying of the Spartan-Halley's Comet experiment.
The mission also included the flying of the Teacher in Space Project.
An explosion of the Challenger space craft one minute and 13 seconds after liftoff claimed the lives of all seven crew members.
Launch Date: January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST
Commander: Francis R. Scobee,
Pilot:Michael J. Smith,
Mission Specialists:Judith A. Resnik, Ellison Onizuka,Ronald E. McNair,
Payload Specialist:Gregory Jarvis,
Teacher in Space Project: Sharon Christa McAuliffe.
We will always remember these heroes.