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Challenger struck by lightning, 1983

Challenger struck by lightning, 1983

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Space shuttle Challenger being struck by lightning on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA, on 30 August 1983, prior to mission STS-8. The mission was able to go ahead as planned. This was the first night launch of a space shuttle.

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