Title: Fact of the Day
Fact: On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe was set to become the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school teacher, won a competition to join the seven-member crew. The launch was scheduled for January 22 but was repeatedly delayed because of weather and technical problems. The shuttle lifted off six days later, but after 73 seconds, it exploded. There were no survivors.