Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: STS-51-L Recovered Debris (SSME Close Up)

Title: 
STS-51-L Recovered Debris (SSME Close Up)
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 lifted the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) from the ocean after the accident and brought them to a storage building in Kennedy Space Center's Complex 39. Although impact with the ocean damaged some valves, the positions of others suggest that the SSME continued to operate until the orbiter breakup and thus played no part in initiating the explosion.
Date: 
03/06/1986
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: 
03-06-1986
facet_when_year: 
1986
Image #: 
108-KSC-386C-887-2
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00008.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2004-00008
Center: 
KSC
Center Number: 
108-KSC-386C-887-2
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2004-00008
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
Digital