#OTD in 1983, shuttle Challenger touched down to end the flight that made Sally Ride the 1st American woman in space. Due to bad weather in Florida, Challenger landed at @EdwardsAFB in California. Ride & crewmates are shown greeting a crowd there. #NASA
OTD - 1983. Space Shuttle Challenger viewed from 300 metres away by the deployed SPAS-01 free-flyer. The first time a Space Shuttle was imaged in orbit.
2/3 - 37 years ago this week STS-7 was in full flight deploying satellites and giving the first ever views of the Space Shuttle in Space. Pics show Challenger taken by the German SPAS-01 free-flyer sat
On June 18, 1983, #NASA Astronaut Sally K. Ride became the first American woman in space, when she launched with her four crewmates aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-7. #KPRC2 #sallyride
33 years ago today, the Space Shuttle Challenger was lost 73 seconds into its 10th flight, killing all the astronauts on board.
In 1959, police were called to a segregated library in South Carolina when 9-year-old Ronald McNair refused to leave. McNair went on to get his Ph.D. in physics and died as an astronaut on the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. The library that refused him is now named after him.
#OTD in 1983, Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space when she launched from Pad 39A aboard Space Shuttle Challenger. ? Learn more about her path to becoming a Mission Specialist for @NASA :
Challenger Space Shuttle crew (Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Michael Smith and Ellison Onizuka) perished after launch from Cape Canaveral on morning of January 28, 1986:
Today & every day, we remember the Space Shuttle Challenger crew members lost 33 years ago. President Ronald Reagan said: "The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, & we'll continue to follow them."
We’re saddened by the loss of shuttle astronaut Don Peterson who passed away Sunday. Peterson flew aboard the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger and took part in the first spacewalk of the shuttle program:
Today, as we remember all who we lost, we mark a somber 30-year anniversary – the loss of space shuttle #Challenger .