A 20-foot/6-meter segment of the destroyed Space Shuttle Challenger has been found off the US coast of Florida during the filming of an episode for the History Channel.
Divers were looking for disappeared World War II-era aircraft in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle when they came across the wreckage piece of the Challenger, which exploded during launch in 1986, killing seven astronauts including teacher Christa McAuliffe.
According to Eli Lehrer, the network’s executive vice president and head of programming:
“While the remarkable discovery of wreckage from Challenger was not part of our diving team’s initial mission exploring the Bermuda Triangle, the find’s historical significance cannot be understated. The Challenger is a vital part of our nation’s history, and we are honored to bring this important finding to light.”
“The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters” premieres Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10 p.m. Eastern time on the History Channel.
Check out the episode trailer below.