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NASA marks 25th anniversary of Challenger accident

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is marking the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger accident that killed seven astronauts.

Families and NASA officials gathered this morning at an outdoor memorial at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Twenty-five years ago, the Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff. The seven astronauts who perished included schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.

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