"Grand Finale" - Video of all 135 Space Shuttle...
I did not produce nor do I own this video. McLean Fahnestock of Long Beach, CA took high definition video of all 135 Space Shuttle launches and synchronized them into this video titled "Grand Finale". It's a beautiful project with a twinge of sadness. I am just sharing.
Sadly, the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, which carried Mission Specialist Ellison Onizuka of Hawaii can be seen in box Column 10, Row 2.
Per Wikipedia: "Space Shuttle Challenger was NASA's second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia having been the first. Its maiden flight was on April 4, 1983, and it completed nine missions before breaking apart 73 seconds after the launch of its tenth mission, STS-51-L on January 28, 1986, resulting in the death of all seven crew members. It was the first of two shuttles (the other being Columbia) to be destroyed. The accident led to a two-and-a-half year grounding of the shuttle fleet, with missions resuming in 1988 with the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-26. Challenger itself was replaced by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which first launched in 1992."