Sunday, January 6, 2013

Challenger in the Fog

Click the arrow to watch the video on YouTube.

The orbiter Challenger first launched on STS-6. (STS stands for Space Transportation System.) It rolled out to Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A on December 8, 1982.

The rollout is memorable for the ground fog that created a "fairy land" effect, as seen in the above video.

The video has two clips. The first is the official NASA feed. The second is raw footage shot from a NASA helicopter.

Here are two photos from NASA archives of that fogbound rollout.

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