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(NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASA's second Space
Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia having been the
first. The shuttle was built by Rockwell International's Space
Transportation Systems Division in Downey, California. Its maiden
flight was on April 4, 1983, and it completed nine missions before
breaking apart 73 seconds after the launch of its tenth mission,
STS-51-L on January 28, 1986, resulting in the death of all seven
crew members. The accident led to a two-and-a-half year grounding
of the shuttle fleet, with missions resuming in 1988 with the
launch of Space ShuttleDiscovery on STS-26. Challenger itself was
replaced by the Space ShuttleEndeavour, which first launched in
1992. Endeavour was constructed from spare parts originally meant
for Challenger and the other shuttles in the fleet.
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