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Space Shuttle - Cutaway View of the Solid Rocket Booster

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This image depicts Figure 13 which is included in the "Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident." It has this official caption:

Cutaway view of the Solid Rocket Booster showing Solid Rocket Motor propellant and aft field joint.

The aft field joint was involved in the failure of Challenger's Mission STS 51-L.

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Media Credits

Image depicted above is Figure 13 in the "Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident," at page 56. Online, courtesy NASA via Google Books. 

 

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