Throughout history, photography has played an essential and critical role in our stories. Pictures have helped capture historic, iconic, and engaging moments that evoke every feeling on the spectrum, whether they be sad, uplifting, inspiring, eery, or just plain interesting.
Take a look at some of these pictures that fortunately captured some of these moments in history — photos that depict stories that will live on long after the subjects in the images.
The Moment the Challenger Broke
On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger — the tenth flight and orbiter mission STS-51-L of NASA, broke apart just after 70 seconds into its launch. There were seven crew members onboard, including teacher and payload specialist Christa McAuliffe, all of whom were killed.
An estimated 17 percent of Americans watched the launch live. This photo shows the heartbreaking scene and reaction of witnesses on the ground as they watched the shuttle break apart.
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