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STS-51-L Debris Aboard the USCG Cutter Dallas

STS-51-L Debris Aboard the USCG Cutter Dallas

(January 30, 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. With the ... More

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Left Sidewall)

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Left Sidewall)

(April 7, 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. Search and r... 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 (Lower Right Vertical Stabilizer)

STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Lower Right Vertical Stabilizer)

(April 15, 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. Among other... 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 (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 (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