Challenger space shuttle pictures

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Millions of Americans — including many schoolchildren — watched the Challenger explode on live TV. That's horrible enough, but as with many tragedies, there are further layers to the story, and the worst part of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster may not be what you think.

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Michael Hindes of West Springfield, MA, was sorting through boxes of his grandparents' old photographs when he happened upon 26 harrowing photos of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster of 1986. To his knowledge, these photos have never been publicly released.

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On January 28, 1986, the NASA shuttle orbiter mission STS-51-L and the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, which consisted of five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 11:39 EST . The disintegration of the vehicle began after a joint in its right solid rocket booster failed at liftoff. The failure was caused by ... Hubble Space Telescope, Space Shuttle Challenger, Space Race, Space Flight, Space Disasters, Challenger Explosion, Space Exploration, Space Telescope, Space Program

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was a fatal incident on January 28, 1986, in the United States space program where the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members aboard. It was the first fatal accident involving an American spacecraft in flight. The mission, designated STS-51-L, was the tenth flight for the orbiter Challenger and the twenty-fifth flight of the Space Shuttle fleet. The crew was scheduled to deploy a communications…

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