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File:Challenger breakup.jpg


English: Destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger. 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 (SRB) flies rampant, still thrusting. The reddish-brown cloud envelops the disintegrating Orbiter. The colour is indicative of the nitrogen tetroxide oxidizer propellant in the Orbiter Reaction Control System.
Date 13:49, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
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