Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Left Sidewall)

Title: 
STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Left Sidewall)
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. Search and recovery teams located pieces of both the left and right sidewall of the Shuttle during the months long retrieval effort that followed. While heat and fire damage scarred the right sidewall, the left sidewall, depicted here, escaped the flames and suffered from only overload fractures and deep gouge marks. The largest intact piece formed part of the payload bay sidewall and measured approximately thirty by twelve feet.
Date: 
04/08/1986
NASA Center: 
Kennedy Space Center
Subject Category: 
Challenger STS-51-L
Keywords: 
Challenger
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Challenger
facet_where: 
Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
facet_when: 
04-08-1986
facet_when_year: 
1986
Image #: 
108-KSC-386C-1090-4
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00001.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2004-00001
Center: 
KSC
Center Number: 
108-KSC-386C-1090-4
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2004-00001
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
Digital