Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Burn Marks on the SRM)

Title: 
STS-51-L Recovered Debris (Burn Marks on the SRM)
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. Shown here is an interior view of the scorched hole in Space Shuttle Challenger's right Solid Rocket Motor. The tapered edges along the hole indicate the inside to outside path of the fire that lead to the accident. A propellant fire in the right Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) burned its way outward through the metal, breaching the liquid hydrogen tank and possibly separating the External Tank from the right SRB.
Date: 
04/15/1986
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: 
04-15-1986
facet_when_year: 
1986
Image #: 
108-KSC-386C-1176-6
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2004-00004.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2004-00004
Center: 
KSC
Center Number: 
108-KSC-386C-1176-6
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2004-00004
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
Digital