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US space shuttle Challenger lifts off 28 January 1986 from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, 72 seconds before its explosion killing it crew of seven. Challenger was 72 seconds into its flight, travelling at nearly 2,000 mph at a height of ten miles, when it was suddenly envelope in a red, orange and white fireball as thousands of tons of liquid hydrogen and oxygen fuel exploded. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo credit should read BOB PEARSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Credit:BOB PEARSON / Staff
Editorial #:154338086
Collection:AFP
Date created:28 January, 1986
Licence type:Rights-managed
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Source:AFP
Barcode:AFP
Object name:APP2002021557716
Max file size:2800 x 1794 px (98.78 x 63.29 cm) - 72 dpi - 1.88 MB
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