Redditor finds new photos of Challenger disaster, taken by his Grandmother


The shots of the initial takeoff are quite nice. The profile of the shuttle after it clears the tower is pretty neat too, you can really see how the thrusters on the shuttle itself were pointed at a weird angle to offset them being off the center of mass.

I always thought that the solid rocket motors turned the same way in tandem because the gyro-controlled steering controls in the solid rocket motors did their job to steer on course, until the range officer sent the destruct signal.

What kind of camera were they using? The zoom ratio seems kind of extreme for an amateur still camera.

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