Solid Rocket Motor, Qualification Motor-6 Static Test

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Title

Solid Rocket Motor, Qualification Motor-6 Static Test

Alternative Title

Qualification Motor-6 Static Test

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)

Description

As a result of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, primary contractor Morton Thiokol redesigned the solid rocket boosters for the shuttle. This photograph features a static test of the redesigned rocket booster for flight qualification and was conducted at the manufacturer facility in Utah. The Space Shuttle was meant as a reusable alternative to the traditional ballistic rockets used to launch manned spacecraft in the 1960s and 1970s. From 1981 to 2011, when the fleet was retired, five shuttles were flown over 130 times. It was the first space launch system that was mostly reusable, as the shuttles themselves and the solid rocket boosters were reused multiple times. Space shuttles were launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) and Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida.

Source

Original color photographic print, April 20, 1988: Leonard Pugh Collection.

Date Created

1988-04-20

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print, April 20, 1988.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

107 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Utah

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Leonard Pugh and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Shuttle." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Accessed August 21, 2015. http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/the_shuttle/.

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Original Format

1 color photographic print

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