James Oberg, an NBC News space analyst and former Mission Control operator at NASA's Johnson Space Center, does just that in this interesting piece.
Here are the myths:
* A nation watched as the tragedy unfolded.
* The Challenger exploded.
* The crew died instantly.
* Dangerous booster flaws were the result of meddling.
* An environmental ban led to a weaker pressure sealant.
* Political pressure forced the launch after repeated delays.
* The disaster was an unavoidable price for progress.