Colorado Peak named for Challenger crew
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 68, Issue 26, page 613, 30 June 1987
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1987), Colorado Peak named for Challenger crew, Eos Trans. AGU, 68(26), 613–613, doi:10.1029/EO068i026p00613-01.(
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One of the summits of Kit Carson Mountain in the Sangre de Cristo range in south-central Colorado will be named “Challenger Point” in memory of the seven astronauts who died in the U.S. space shuttle disaster in January 1986. Challenger Point is a well-defined summit that appears to be piggybacked onto Kit Carson Mountain, just as the space shuttle Challenger was to its main booster rocket.
The newly named summit is about 6 km northeast of Cottonwood, Colo., and 8 km east of Crestone, Colo. The 4292-m-high point is located at 37°59′N, 105°36′W.