The *Official AndreasCY*: Never-seen footage of Challenger disaster | Space Nonfiction Unit | Scoop.it

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. Twenty-six years after the explosion of Challenger, a new video of the tragedy has surfaced.

According to The Huffington Post, a man named Jeffrey Ault was visiting Florida with his parents and shot Super-8 film footage as the Challenger launched and caught not only the explosion itself, but the sounds of people's reactions upon finding out what had occurred.

In the video, the crowd apparently does not realize the Challenger has exploded right after it occurs, aside from a woman's scream, but upon hearing the announcement that a major malfunction has occurred, those gathered begin to react to the situation.


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