Video: Another Amateur Video of Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion Revealed
Jeffrey Ault, a 19-year-old from southern California, was filming with a Super 8 movie camera while viewing the launch with his parents and a friend. Ault says he hadn’t watched the footage in 26 years until he discovered it and licensed it to The Huffington Post.
This is the third amateur recording of the 1986 Challenger disaster to emerge in the past two years, and the first of those to be shot on film rather than videotape.
Two years ago, a dying man shared his video of the Challenger disaster for the first time.
Just last month, footage of the launch and explosion from Orlando International Airport was revealed by a staffer at New Scientist.