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The sentence:

The decision had been made to go ahead with the launch, in spite of a near-disaster on an earlier Challenger flight in 1983.

What does "on" mean there? I think it's a part of "on a flight", and is used to indicate the state or process of the flight, but I'm not confident on this one...
 

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It does, but it's a bit euphemistic considering what happened to the Challenger.
 

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tdol said:
It does, but it's a bit euphemistic considering what happened to the Challenger.

Thank you, tdol.

(What word would you use insted of "on"? "During"?)
 

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They both are OK.;-)
 
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