Plume of hot gas from booster joint
SPACEFLIGHT NOW DIGITAL VIDEO
Posted: January 28, 2001
Tracking cameras spot a plume developing on space shuttle Challenger's right-hand solid rocket booster as the suspect field joint fails a minute into flight. The plume of hot gas would trigger the chain of events leading to the explosion. This narrated movie using film footage was produced by Kennedy Space Center. Source video: NASA (748k, 2min06sec QuickTime file).
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