Original Coverage Of The Challenger Explosion

The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 28, 1986, at 11:39 a.m.The disaster killed the seven astronauts on board, including Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in space. PIX11′s Marvin Scott covered the story for WPIX, and has dipped into his archives to share original reports — just as they aired in 1986 — of the tragedy’s aftermath.

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