[shuttle] Net History… First Mention of the 1986 Challenger Disaster on Usenet. ‘…it appears that the first inflight disaster of the NASA space program has claimed the lives of six astronauts and NASA’s first passenger. The disaster occured 17 years and 1 day after the Apollo I tragedy.’
Challenger on Usenet
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The Challenger and Apollo 1 disasters were actually separated by 19 years and 1 day (the former occuring on Jan 27, 1967). Challenger and Columbia disasters are separated by 17 years and 4 days.
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