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STS-41-D Crew Enjoying Space. NASA public domain image colelction.

STS-41-D Crew Enjoying Space. NASA public domain image colelction.

(September 6, 1984) Crewmembers of NASA's 41-D mission take a group shot displaying their fun moments in space aboard the orbiter Discovery. Crewmembers are (counter-clockwise from center) crew commander Henry ... 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 (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

Ice on the Pad on the Day of STS-51-L's Launch

Ice on the Pad on the Day of STS-51-L's Launch

(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. On the da... 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

Challenger. NASA public domain image colelction.

Challenger. NASA public domain image colelction.

(January 28, 1986) Close-up view of the liftoff of the Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51L taken from camera site 39B-2/T3. From this camera position, a cloud of grey-brown smoke can be seen on the right side... More

51-L Challenger Crew in White Room

51-L Challenger Crew in White Room

(January 8, 1986) Crew members of mission STS-51L stand in the White Room at Pad 39B following the end of the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT). From left to right they are: Teacher in Space Particip... More

STS-51-L Debris (Airlock). NASA public domain image colelction.

STS-51-L Debris (Airlock). NASA public domain image colelction.

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 teams later retrieved... More

Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-51L

Space Shuttle Challenger, STS-51L

Launch- Jan. 28, 1986.Astronauts: Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair, Gregory B. Jarvis and Sharon Christa McAuliffe.Space Shuttle: Challenger.STS-51L wa... More

Liftoff of Shuttle Challenger for STS 51-L mission

Liftoff of Shuttle Challenger for STS 51-L mission

51L-S-156 (28 Jan. 1986) --- The space shuttle Challenger lifted off from Pad 39B Jan. 28, 1986 at 11:38 a.m. (EST) with a crew of seven astronauts and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS). An accident ... More

Challenger Wreckage Entombment, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Challenger Wreckage Entombment, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

(January 29, 1987) STS-51L Challenger wreckage remains and boxes of debris being lowered into abandoned Minuteman Missile Silos at Complex 31 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.