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A picture of the Space Shuttle Challenger exploding.

At about 76 seconds, fragments of the Orbiter can be seen tumbling against a background of fire, smoke and vaporized propellants from the External Tank. The left Solid Rocket Booster flys rampant. The cloud envelops the disintegrating Orbiter. (1986)

Picture courtesy the NASA Johnson Space Center (NASA-JSC).
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