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STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Burn Marks on the SRM)

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Burn Marks on the SRM)

(April 14, 1986) On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. Shown here ... More

Exhaust Trail of STS-51-L. NASA public domain image colelction.

Exhaust Trail of STS-51-L. NASA public domain image colelction.

(January 28, 1986) On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. This phot... More

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (ET and SRBs)

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (ET and SRBs)

(April 8, 1986) On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. After the ac... More

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Orbiter)

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Orbiter)

(April 8, 1986) On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. After the ac... More

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Forward Skirt)

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Forward Skirt)

(April 22, 1986) On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger and her seven-member crew were lost when a ruptured O-ring in the right Solid Rocket Booster caused an explosion soon after launch. Using subma... More