Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Ice on the Pad on the Day of STS-51-L's Launch

Title: 
Ice on the Pad on the Day of STS-51-L's Launch
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. On the day of Space Shuttle Challenger's launch, icicles draped the Kennedy Space Center. The unusually cold weather, beyond the tolerances for which the rubber seals were approved, most likely caused the O-ring failure.
Date: 
01/28/1986
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: 
01-28-1986
facet_when_year: 
1986
Image #: 
108-KSC-386C-33-28
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00011.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2004-00011
Center: 
KSC
Center Number: 
108-KSC-386C-33-28
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2004-00011
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
Digital