Target Specific:

The explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, as shown in the photograph below: perspective - from the camera's perspective as shown in the photograph below. (At the moment that the below photograph was taken 28 January 1986.)

Target Description:

As per the picture below. This photo was taken seconds after the Space Shuttle Challenger accident on 28 Jan. 1986. Here you can see an expanding ball of burning gas that comes from the external fuel tank and the main engine exhaust. Also visible is the plume from the solid rocket booster.


Here is a picture:


Here are the SAM input data for the target:

atmospherics: manmade smells
atmospherics: smoke or burning (natural or manmade)
atmospherics: cloud dynamics
structure(s) materials: manmade materials
structure(s) general location: not located on a surface
natural object(s): not on a surface
subject(s): subject(s)
subject(s): male
subject(s): female
subject(s): one/few
nonsurface structure(s): nonsurface structures
nonsurface structure(s): one
nonsurface structure(s): subjects inside
nonsurface structure(s): noticable relative movement
nonsurface structure(s): emitting energetics
light: bright
light: glow
environment: harsh manmade
environment: distant or no base surface
energetics: explosive, swirling, or multi-directional movement
energetics: kinetic (fast or slow, one direction)
energetics: fire or heat
activity: activity or movement by subject(s)
activity: activity or movement by object(s)
sounds: talking, shouting, voices
sounds: booming or roaring
sounds: wind-type sounds
sounds: loud
temperatures: hot
dominant session elements: structure(s) not on a surface
dominant session elements: movement/activity/energetics
sketches: structure(s) not on a surface
sketches: subject(s)
sketches: subject(s) in a structure
sketches: significant motion of primary object(s)
sketches: radiating or explosive energetics