Challenger, Space Shuttle

Caption: Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Episode: TNG 149 - Ensigns of Command, The

This 20th-century Earth space ship was destroyed in a horrific explosion shortly after its launch in 1986. Seven lives were lost, including that of astronaut Ellison Onizuka. One of the shuttlepods carried on the U.S.S. Enterprise-D is named for him.

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