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Connections: Discussing the space shuttle Challenger disaster

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Monday marked 33 years since the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight. All seven crew members, including a teacher, were killed. It's a tragedy that shook many Americans and, according to some writers, ended the space age of innocence. 

We talk with representatives from the Challenger Learning Center about how space exploration -- and spaceflight tragedies -- have been taught and viewed over decades. In studio:

  • Peter Robson, mission commander for the Challenger Learning Center in Rochester
  • Andy Raab, mission commander for the Challenger Learning Center in Rochester