Monday, January 28, 2013

Space Shuttle Challenger

Space Shuttle Challenger maiden flight was on April 4, 1983, and it completed nine missions before breaking apart 73 seconds after the launch of its tenth mission, STS-51-L on January 28, 1986, resulting in the death of all seven crew members.

Space Transportation System Number 6, Orbiter Challenger, lifts off from Pad 39A carrying astronauts Paul J. Weitz, Koral J. Bobko, Donald H. Peterson and Dr. Story Musgrave.

Photographer's Name: UnknownLocation: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER. Date Shot: 4/4/1983 Date Posted: unknown VIRIN: DF-SC-84-01865.

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Space Shuttle Challenger

January 28, 1986 – Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.

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