Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster 25 Years Later

Space Congressional Medal of Honor

 The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986 25 yrs ago – 

To be awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, an astronaut must perform feats of extraordinary accomplishment while participating in actual space flight under the authority of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Typically, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor is awarded for scientific discoveries or actions of tremendous benefit to mankind. The decoration may also be awarded for extreme bravery during a space emergency or in preventing a major space disaster