Honoring the Challenger Crew

The DuPont Challenge honors the memory of the heroes of the ill-fated 1986 Challenger space shuttle, and all who work to encourage the next generation to explore the frontiers of science.

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The crew of Challenger Space Shuttle mission STS-51-L: In the back row from left to right: Ellison S. Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, and Judy Resnik. In the front row from left to right: Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair.