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Challenger struck by lightning

Challenger struck by lightning

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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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