This was coverage as it happened on that tragic day and everyone is America was watching because of Teacher Christa McAuliffe. I was watching in my Driver Ed class as was every classroom around the country when this horrific day unfolded.
Here was the statement from the History Channel:
“The historic and emotional discovery of this Challenger artifact by our incredible team reinforces The HISTORY Channel’s mission to preserve important sites and stories from our national heritage,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. “Our goal for creating this series was to give a name to some of the thousands of wreck sites that call the Bermuda Triangle home and in turn share their stories, historical significance and even provide answers as to how they came to be there. 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.”
Here is raw video of the discovery with the 2 divers at the scene.
Photo: getty images