30th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-51-L) Disaster
Main engine exhaust, solid rocket booster plume and an expanding ball of gas from the external tank is visible seconds after the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. At 11:39 a.m. EST, 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 73 seconds after launch. NASA/UPI
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