80s Challenger Space Shuttle NASA Pocket t-shirt Medium

$199.99 USD

Chest 18.5 in.

Length 25.5 in.

Content: 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Stedman

This vintage t-shirt features a colorful graphic on the back for the Space Shuttle Challenger. Challenger was on of NASA's orbiters and it made its first launch in 1983. However, most people know Challenger for the 1986 disaster when the shuttle disintegrated after liftoff and killed all 7 crew members on board. This tragedy rocked the nation and fundamentally changed NASA's safety and quality assurance protocols.

Before the 1986 disaster, Challenger made many successful voyages. As an Space Shuttle orbiter, Challenger was equipped to bring astronauts or payloads into low earth orbit and return them back to earth once their mission was complete. During its three years of service, Challenger was NASA's primary orbiter. The shuttle spent a total of 62 days in space and completed a little under 1,000 orbits around the planet.

Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. Some spots throughout and a repair on the sleeve, see pics.