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Shuttle Challenger explodes Have there been any space disasters?
In 1970 three astronauts on Apollo 13 just got home alive after technical problems hit their mission - a story told in the hit movie starring Tom Hanks.

In 1986 the space shuttle Challenger exploded on take off, killing all seven astronauts. The problem was a leaky seal on a fuel booster.

In 1999 Nasa lost two (unmanned) craft going to Mars, in one instance because its engineers hadn't decided whether to work in inches or centimetres.

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