Lowering part of the Challenger into the silo
Lowering Challenger's remains into the silo Zoom

It is January 20th of 1987. Almost a year after Challenger STS-51L exploded in flight, it is laid to rest in an unused missile silo at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Complex 31.

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Photo courtesy of NASA (Photo ID: 87-HC-18).
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