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1986, Ralph Morse, 2nd prize, Spot News "Seventy-three seconds after lift-off, the remains of the US space shuttle 'Challenger' plummet downwards to the ocean."

Newly discovered pictures of the Challenger shuttle disaster

Newly discovered pictures of the Challenger shuttle disaster... 28 years ago today :( so sad, I watched this live in 5th grade

1967, Gérard Klijn, 1st prize, Most Artistic Press Photo

D.C. at a standstill as thousands gather to watch Space Shuttle Discovery as it performs flyover on the back of jumbo jet before retirement at Smithsonian

Fourteen astronauts were lost in two shuttle disasters. Challenger exploded shortly after take-off in 1986, left, while Columbia was lost as it was returning to Earth in 2003, right