Rare Amateur Video of Challenger Disaster Surfaces

Article written: 24 Feb , 2012
Updated: 11 Jan , 2016
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A rare home video that captured the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger Shuttle on Jan. 28, 1986, has been found. Bob Karman and his family were on a return trip from vacation to Disney World, and filmed the launch from the Orlando airport. This is thought to be only the second amateur video taken of the launch, back when home video cameras were just becoming popular.

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5 Responses

  1. Richard Mitnick says

    I think that it was is the poorest of taste to now again show these people dying.

  2. STEPHEN R says

    Good non bias Video from 1986 event.
    Bout time.

  3. Brad says

    Well now we also have just two known amateur engineering catastrophes connected to the Shuttle’s demise.

    1) Go ahead and launch with the frozen solid o-rings.

    2) Let’s flock the launch assembly’s main tank instead of a pine tree for Christmas. It only gets up and past the speed of sound, it’s only foam.

  4. Brad says

    NASA, one of the U.S. agencies to don the imposture of the language governance of “Administration” instead of ‘agency’ sure didn’t see their VTOL prop-rotor off to an early success in the MV-22 Osprey.

    They “threw the baby out with the bathwater”. 30 something U.S. Marines in training burned to death in those still unexplained malfunctions.

    Let’s keep the Space Shuttle and “throw the bums out” instead!

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