Death of Roger Boisjoly

April 25, 1938 - January 6, 2012
Nephi, Utah | Age 73

Man who warned of Challenger disaster dies at 73
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NEPHI, Utah (AP) — Roger Boisjoly, a NASA contractor who repeatedly voiced concerns about the space shuttle Challenger before it exploded, has died. He was 73.

Boisjoly died of cancer on Jan. 6 in Nephi, about 40 miles south of Provo, his wife Roberta Boisjoly said.

The 1986 Challenger tragedy shocked the nation. Seven astronauts, including a schoolteacher, were killed when the shuttle disintegrated 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral,...

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