Close-up view of the liftoff of the Shuttle Challenger for STS-51L mission. The photo was taken from Launch Complex 39B-2/T3.
The Johnson Space Center has cataloged this image as Photo ID: 51L-10144. Kennedy Space Center alternative photo numbers are 108-KSC-386C-774/36 and 108-KSC-386C-774/40.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Shuttle Program (U.S.), Challenger (Spacecraft), Spaceshuttles -- Accidents, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.).
NASA, "Liftoff of the Shuttle Challenger for STS 51-L Mission (2)" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 7.
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