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A crowd gathers to hear President Ronald Reagan speak on 31 January 1986

View of the STS 51-L Memorial service on JSC’s main mall

51L-S-127 (31 Jan. 1986) --- A wide angle lens was used to capture only a portion of the crowd gathered for memorial services for the seven members of the STS-51L Challenger crew at the Johnson Space Center. President Ronald Reagan speaks at the lectern at far left edge of the frame. The photographer for the picture was positioned on a large platform erected to accommodate the many members of the news media on hand for the event. Photo credit: NASA