On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla. All seven astronauts were killed, including Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first school teacher in space. After a long investigation, experts concluded the accident was caused by the failure of the O-ring seal on one of the shuttle’s solid rocket boosters. The failure was caused by cold weather. The disaster caused a 32-month pause on shuttle launches.
VIDEO: A New York disc jockey is wearing a policeman’s uniform. The outfit is not a costume, it’s the work of New York City Police lieutenant Acu Rhodes, who takes his hobby as a DJ seriously. Rhodes says it started as a casual pastime but quickly became a serious devotion. So serious that Rhodes, or DJ Ace, turned it into part of the NYPD’s community policing outreach.