Challenger disaster: Nasa marks 25th anniversary





Hundreds of people have attended an event at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to mark the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger explosion, in which seven astronauts died.

Special guests at the Cape Canaveral visitor's complex included the widow of Challenger's commander.

The event comes one day after a national day of remembrance for those killed in the 1986 incident.

Flags flew at half-mast at Nasa centres across the country on Thursday.

June Scobee Rodgers, the widow of the doomed vessel's commander, Dick Scobee, spoke at the event on Friday morning, saying the "entire world knew how the Challenger crew died".

"We wanted the world to know how they lived and for what they were risking their lives," Ms Rodgers said....


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