Re-entry of shuttle into Earth's atmosphere.

Re-entry of shuttle into Earth's atmosphere.

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This image is part of the feature Shuttle 100th
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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Astronaut Robert L. Crippen (mission commander) on the flight deck of the space shuttle Challenger (mission 41-G) during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere on October 13, 1984, at the end of the craft's 8-day flight. An orange glow is visible through the cockpit windows, caused by the spacecraft passing through the atmosphere.

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Keywords: in flight, manned spaceflight, mission 41-g, robert l. crippen, shuttle flight deck, shuttle re-entry, space shuttle challenger

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