The launch of Challenger on January 28, 1986 was broadcast live across the United States, but just 73 seconds after takeoff, the spacecraft blew up.
A left side panel from Challenger is on display at the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex, with part of the shuttle Columbia that disintegrated in 2003.
New wreckage of spaceship found
Part of the spaceship Challenger, which exploded shortly after launch in 1986, has been found off the coast of Florida.
The wreckage found is believed to be the largest piece ever of the unfortunate spacecraft.
NASA announced that the TV crew working on a documentary about the “Bermuda Triangle” encountered debris on the seafloor near Cape Canaveral in March.
The US government legally owns the shuttle wreckage, and the newly discovered piece will remain on the ocean floor until NASA figures out what to do with it.