Challenger struck by lightning

Challenger struck by lightning

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Caption: A powerful electrical storm created an eerie tapestry of light in the skies near Space Shuttle Launch Complex 39A in the hours preceding the launch of Challenger on mission STS-8 in 1983. Mission officials were able to proceed with the launch.

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Keywords: bw, challenger, challenger shuttle, launch pad, launch site, launching pad, lightning, manned spaceflight, nasa, rocket, shuttle launch, space, space exploration, space shuttle, sts-8, sts-8 1983

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