Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger atop carrier jet

Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger atop carrier jet

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Caption: Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger atop a 747 carrier jet. The shuttle is being transported to Kennedy Space Centre, Floria from the construction site at the Rockwell International Plant in Palmdale, California. It was the second shuttle to go into service, doing so on the 6th mission in April 1983. Shuttle Columbia performed the first five missions.

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Keywords: manned spaceflight, piggyback, shuttle challenger, shuttle testing, space

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