Johnson Space Center caption:
STS 51-L TRAINING: Two members of the STS 51-L crew practice emergency escape from the Space Shuttle in the Johnson Space Center’s mockup and integration laboratory. Sharon Christa McAuliffe, a Concord, New Hampshire teacher representing he Teacher in Space Project as payload specialist on the five-day flight, prepares to swing from a hatch extension onto a cushion below. Astronaut Judith A. Resnik, one of three 51-L mission specialists, awaits her turn. The seven crew members used the full-fuselage trainer for this exercise. The photo was taken by Keith Meyers of the New York Times.
This photo was cataloged by the Johnson Space Center as Photo ID: S86-25174
McAuliffe, Sharon Christa, 1948-1986, Resnik, Judith, 1949-1986, Spaceshuttles -- Safety measures, Challenger (Spacecraft), Space Shuttle Program (U.S.), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Astronauts, Training of.
NASA, "Emergency Egress Training" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 80.
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