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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: 30 Years of Flight

Smoke Trails From Challenger

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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

Smoke Trails From Challenger

Smoke trails from the explosion of the Challenger shuttle on January 28, 1986. The shuttle broke apart in the air 73 seconds after launch. None of the crew members survived.

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