Space shuttle Challenger exploded in a burst of fire 74 seconds after liftoff.
The crew of the space shuttle Challenger. From left to right: Ellison Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Ron McNair and Judy Resnick. The Challenger exploded shortly after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center on Jan. 28, 1986.AP
Selected from more than 26,000 entries from photographers in 59 countries around the globe, winners of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards are displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 24, 2017 through Sept. 2018.