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The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challengerbroke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, United States, at 11:38 AM

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At 16:39 UST (11:39 am EST), January 28, 1986.

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