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Challenger on Launch Pad Morning of Launch

Challenger on Launch Pad Morning of Launch

This image depicts Challenger on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral on the morning of the fatal launch - January 28, 1986. 
                   
Although this picture doesn’t show it, a great deal of ice had accumulated in the launch area the night before.  Not all the ice had fully melted by launch time. 

Ice, and the cold weather, posed a serious risk for Challenger and its crew.


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Image online, courtesy NASA.

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