Large Section Of Challenger Found 36 Years After Televised Explosion

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At a glance

  • Divers found a large section of the space shuttle Challenger in the Atlantic Ocean, more than 36 years after the shuttle blew up on national television.
  • The 1986 Challenger explosion killed seven, including the first schoolteacher bound for space, Christa McAuliffe.
  • The divers were seeking wreckage of a World War II plane for a documentary when the came across the Challenger wreckage, which was verified by NASA

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