Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
Home Video: ‘That’s Trouble of Some Kind, Isn’t It?’

Jack Moss, an optometrist from Corydon, Indiana, traveled to Florida to watch the Challenger blastoff. He recorded the event on his new video camera, still a novelty in 1986. In this eyewitness footage, Moss and others react to the explosion. First they are confused by the twin vapor clouds, then they realize that the launch has gone wrong. Moss gave this footage to the Space Exploration Archive shortly before he passed away in 2009. The Challenger explosion took place on January 28, 1986.

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