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Bermuda Triangle film crew discover piece of the space shuttle Challenger

By T.K. Randall
November 11, 2022 · Comment icon 4 comments

The discovery was unexpected to say the least. Image Credit: YouTube / HISTORY
The crew had been searching for a downed World War II aircraft within the infamous region of the North Atlantic.
In what must be one of the most unlikeliest discoveries of recent years, a History Channel documentary crew who had been filming scenes for upcoming series 'The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters' has found a large piece of the space shuttle Challenger on the ocean floor.

The team had been searching for the wreck of a World War II plane in an area of ocean notorious for the unexplained disappearances of various ships and aircraft over the decades.

A large section of space shuttle debris - the first to be located in 25 years - was the last thing they had expected to find there.
Challenger itself had disintegrated mere seconds after liftoff in a tragic accident that cost the lives of all seven of its crew members back in January 1986.

"This discovery gives us an opportunity to pause once again, to uplift the legacies of the seven pioneers we lost and to reflect on how this tragedy changed us," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

"While it has been nearly 37 years since seven daring and brave explorers lost their lives aboard Challenger, this tragedy will forever be seared in the collective memory of our country."

"For millions around the globe, myself included, Jan. 28, 1986, still feels like yesterday."



Source: Space.com | Comments (4)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
It's interesting that the parts found are still intact. After 30+ years I would think it being in the ocean it would have rusted and dissolved. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Myles 1 year ago
That's a cool find.
Comment icon #3 Posted by jethrofloyd 1 year ago
  It is made mostly of aluminum, and aluminum does not rust in the water.      
Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters 1 year ago
The BBC are showing the video: Space shuttle Challenger: Debris found by divers Newly-released footage filmed in May 2022 shows the moment it was discovered. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-63597343 01:24 Video


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