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Booster Plume and Expanding Ball of Gas | by NASA Johnson
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Booster Plume and Expanding Ball of Gas

S86-38989 (28 Jan. 1986) --- Main engine exhaust, solid rocket booster plume and an expanding ball of gas from the external tank is visible seconds after the space shuttle Challenger accident on Jan. 28, 1986.

 

(NOTE: The 51-L crew members lost their lives in the space shuttle Challenger accident moments after launch on Jan. 28, 1986 from the Kennedy Space Center.) Photo credit: NASA

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Taken on August 27, 2008