TV Documentary Crew Discovers Large Portion Of Destroyed Challenger Space Shuttle Near Florida Coast

TV Documentary Crew Discovers Large Portion Of Destroyed Challenger Space Shuttle Near Florida Coast


NASA officials said Thursday that a TV documentary diving crew discovered a large section of the destroyed space shuttle Challenger partially buried on the Atlantic seafloor off the east coast of Florida, nearly 40 years after the explosion killed seven explorers.

Millions of people worldwide watched seven astronauts — including the schoolteacher bound for space — lose their lives aboard the space shuttle after a major malfunction caused by ice from unexpected cold temperatures broke apart the shuttle 73 seconds into its flight on January 28, 1986.

As documentarians scoured the bottom of the ocean searching for World War II-era aircraft wreckage, they came across one of the biggest pieces of Challenger found in the decades since the accident, Michael Ciannilli, a NASA manager who saw the

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