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Space Shuttle Challenger

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Challenger is lenched on its first mission, STS-6
OV designationOV-099
KintraUnitit States
Contract awairdJanuar 1, 1979
Named efterHMS Challenger (1858)
StatusDestroyed Januar 28, 1986
First flichtSTS-6
Apryle 4–9, 1983
Last flichtSTS-51-L
Januar 28, 1986
No. o missions10
Time spent in space62 days 07:56:22[1]
No. o orbits995
Distance traivelled25,803,939 mi (41,527,414 km)
Satellites deployed10

Space Shuttle Challenger (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) wis the seicont orbiter o NASA's space shuttle programme tae be pit intae service follaein Columbia. The shuttle wis biggit bi Rockwell International's Space Transportation Systems Division in Downey, Californie. Its maiden flicht, STS-6, stairtit on Apryle 4, 1983. It lenched an laundit nine times afore brakin apairt 73 seiconts intae its tent mission, STS-51-L, on Januar 28, 1986, resultin in the daith o aw seiven crew members, including a ceevilian schuil teacher.

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  1. Harwood, William (12 October 2009). "STS-129/ISS-ULF3 Quick-Look Data" (PDF). CBS News. Retrieved 30 November 2009.