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T-0 and liftoff of Space Shuttle Columbia is observed striking the underside of the LH wing of the orbiter.

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At approximately 80-84 seconds after T-0 and liftoff of Space Shuttle Columbia, a large piece of debris is observed striking the underside of the LH wing of the orbiter. The debris appeas to originate from the area of the -Y bipod attach point on the external tank. No damage to the orbiter Thermal Protection Systems was apparent.

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  • Title: T-0 and liftoff of Space Shuttle Columbia is observed striking the underside of the LH wing of the orbiter.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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