Space exploration was always going to be a risky endeavour, and to date 22 people have lost their lives in spacecraft accidents and explosions.
Here we look at some of the disasters that have occurred in mankind’s voyages into space.
Date: January 28th, 1986
What went wrong: The Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated just 73 seconds into its mission, leading to the death of all seven astronauts onboard. The disaster occurred because rubber seals, or O-rings, in one of the solid rocket boosters had failed after low overnight temperatures.
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