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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: 30 Years of Flight

Challenger crew

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Shuttle drawing x-24B test vehicleThe First External TankTest StandFirst Shuttle Launch Smoke Trails From ChallengerChallenger crew Birds Flock to STS-27Engine Maintenance On the Payload bay Test Firing Servicing the Hubble Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Columbia 1981 launch Columbia DebrisDiscovery flight deckFinal Shuttle Launch Atlantis Over EarthSandy Magnus 1979 shuttle photoDiscovery sunset Final Landing

Challenger crew

The crew of the STS 51-L mission: (back row, left to right) Ellison S Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Gregory B Jarvis, Judith A Resnik, (front row, left to right) Michael J Smith, Francis R Scobee and Ronald E McNair. All seven were killed when the Challenger shuttle exploded during take-off on January 1986.

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