New amateur video of Challenger disaster released

By David Edwards
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:51 EDT
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Amateur video reveals Challenger shuttle disaster
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After over 25 years, newly discovered footage of the Challenger shuttle disaster is thought to be only the second piece of amateur footage in existence.

Bob Karman provided New Scientist with the VHS video he took while vacationing with his family at Disney World in 1986. The video was digitized and made available online Tuesday.

“After shooting the video, I had a sense that something went wrong but it wasn’t until we were on the plane that the pilot confirmed the tragedy,” Karman recalled.

A 2010 Guardian report speculated that there was only one other amateur recording known to exist.

Watch this video, uploaded by New Scientist on Feb. 21, 2012.


(H/T: Fox News)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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