Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Space shuttle explosion

The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in this Jan. 28, 1986 file photo. (Bruce Weaver)

A photo from 26 January, 1981 shows the explosion of the US space shuttle Challenger over Kennedy Space Center. Americans paid tribute to the seven astronauts killed in the Challenger disaster, in an emotional ceremony here 20 years after the shuttle blew up over Cape Canaveral, Florida.(Bob Pearson)

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