Geek Fact for January 28th

In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members.

The crew of Space Shuttle Challenger consisted of Mission Commander Francis R. Scobee; Pilot Michael J. Smith; Payload Specialists Gregory B. Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe; Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka and Ronald E. McNair.


In 1613, Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune.

According to University of Melbourne physicist David Jamieson,

“If this is correct Galileo observed Neptune 234 years before its official discovery.”

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  1. I was in High School when that happened and thought that the explosion would end our space exporation. I remember it and the reactions well.