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Challenger in Space with Open Payload Doors

Challenger in Space with Open Payload Doors

This NASA image depicts the space shuttle Challenger during a 1984 flight.  Defense Imagery tells us more about the photo:

An overhead view of the space shuttle Challenger taken by a fixed camera mounted on astronaut Bruce McCandless's helmet during the first extravehicular activity (EVA) using the nitrogen-propelled, hand-controlled, manned maneuvering unit (MMU). The MMU is a device which allows astronauts to move freely in space without a tether.

The “Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident” describes this area of the orbiter in cutaway detail. 

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Media Credits

The photo, depicted in this image, was taken on February 7, 1984.  NASA Image 84-HC-77.  Online, courtesy U.S. Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian.

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