Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, 30 Years Later

Jan. 28, 2016 marked 30 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded off the coast of Cape Canaveral. All seven crew members, including teacher Christa McAuliffe, were killed.

This week on Florida Matters, we'll remember the disaster, and take a look at some of the lessons learned from Challenger.

We sat down with Robert Bishop, the dean of the college of engineering at the University of South Florida, and Pat Duggins, who covered the space program for public radio for 25 years and is now the news director at Alabama Public Radio.  

Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida
Covered the space program for public radio for 25 years and is now the news director at Alabama Public Radio
Original Broadcast Date: 
04/05/16
04/05/16

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Carson Cooper

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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