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The Nation

Salvage crews recovered part of a bulkhead from Challenger’s shattered payload bay and continued the search for wreckage from a $100-million satellite that was blown free of the cargo hold when the shuttle exploded. Search operations at the crash site of Challenger’s crew cabin apparently were on hold for the third day in a row, with salvage experts at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida debating whether to continue recovery work at “site 67,” the code name for the crew compartment search zone 16 miles offshore.


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