On 28 January 1986, the Challenger space shuttle took off from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. This was its 10th journey into space. All previous missions had returned their astronauts safely. This one didn’t. 73 seconds into its flight the Challenger exploded.
That evening I remember wondering:
“Maybe when man ventures into space, one day or another, such a thing is bound to happen?” But a Commission that investigated the accident didn’t think so.