Friday, July 19, 2024

Segment of Destroyed Space Shuttle Challenger Found in Bermuda Triangle


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.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.