Friday, March 9, 2012

Challenger Explosion: Closer Amateur Video

First amateur video of Challenger shuttle explosion revealed

By Eric Pfeiffer | The Sideshow – 5 hrs ago
More than 25 years after the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff, an amateur video of the accident has surfaced.
The newly released video, taken by Jeffrey Ault, and licensed from Ault by the Huffington Post, offers a closer and more intimate view of the tragedy than have other video reports previously released by the news media. Ault was part of a live audience gathered to watch the Challenger take off from the Kennedy Space Center, less than 10 miles from the launch site. He shot the video on his Super 8 home video camera, and it sat for 26 years in a box in his house.


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