Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: STS-51-L Debris Aboard the USGS Cutter Dallas

Title: 
STS-51-L Debris Aboard the USGS Cutter Dallas
Full Description: 
On January 28, 1986, 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 soon after launch. With the help of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy, search and recovery teams began retrieving pieces of the Shuttle from the Atlantic Ocean soon after the accident. Vessels brought the debris to the Trident Basin at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where they waited to be shipped to Kennedy Space Center for investigation. The USCG Cutter Dallas transported this fragment of exterior tiling.
Date: 
01/30/1986
NASA Center: 
Kennedy Space Center
Subject Category: 
Challenger STS-51-L
Keywords: 
Challenger
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Challenger
facet_where: 
Atlantic Ocean
facet_when: 
01-30-1986
facet_when_year: 
1986
Image #: 
86-HC-75
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00013.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2004-00013
Center: 
KSC
Center Number: 
86-HC-75
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2004-00013
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
Digital