Man finds out pictures of challenger shuttle explosion in Grandfather’s old pictures. A Reddit user by the nickname American Mustache has found out some of the most awesome photographs hidden among his recently passed grandfather’s stuff. His grandfather had been a specialist for NASA for many years and was present for most shuttle launches. What he uncovered amazed him and gives back horrible memories for many.
His grandfather had broke a series of photographs catching the start of Shuttle Challenger and ongoing shooting right through the producing explosion and disintegration of the shuttle 73 seconds later. The photographs are amazing in re-telling this disastrous story and an amazing find.
After the Challenger disaster, a study was carried out to identify its cause. The researchers found that a issue with the joint between the two cheaper parts of the right strong rocket motor was to fault. Specifically, a seal designed to prevent hot gases from “leaking through the joint during the propellant burn of the rocket motor” failed.