Lockheed Space Operations Company

Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099

Lockheed Space Operations Company

(LSOC)

Successes: 9 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

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Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099

Configuration: OV-099
Family: Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Challenger was the second orbiter of NASA's space shuttle program to be put into service following Columbia. Its maiden flight, STS-6, started on April 4, 1983. It launched and landed nine times before breaking apart 73 seconds into its tenth mission, STS-51-L, on January 28, 1986, resulting in the death of all seven crew members, including a civilian school teacher. It was the first of two shuttles to be destroyed in flight, the other being Columbia in 2003.


STS-51-B was the seventeenth flight of the shuttle program and the seventh for Space Shuttle Challenger. It was the second flight for SpaceLab.

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A


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