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Lot # 480: 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger, "Wreckage Recovered in Florida" Dramatic NASA Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

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Item was in Auction "July Collectors Auction 2021",
which ran from 7/6/2021 1:00 AM to
7/17/2021 8:00 PM



The 1986 Challenger explosion is one of those events that shook everyone to their core. As a child of this era, I remember watching it school and witnessing the explosion and not knowing what to think or how to react. It looked like a movie but it was real. I do not know a single person who was of grade school age that did not watch this event live in school. As such, it has left an enduring memory that will never go away and to millions of kids across America it became a "where were you when..." kind of moment. Images of the disaster are quite rare and this is one of the few we have ever seen. A vintage example from NASA with stampings on the back, this captures the tragic aftermath of the disaster as pieces of the wreckage were being recovered to analyze what went wrong. An important photo from and important moment that helped define the 1980's. Offered here for the first time ever fresh out of a newspaper archive.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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