Divers find space shuttle – level 2
In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA. Only 73 seconds later, it broke apart, and all seven people onboard died. January 28 became one of the saddest days in American history.
Last week, divers discovered a large piece of the shuttle’s wreckage while they made a movie about the Bermuda Triangle. A part of the wreckage was under the sand, so they couldn’t exactly say how big it was. Divers could tell that it was the shuttle’s fuselage, and it was at least six meters long.
The last big discovery was in 1996 when a part of the left wing washed ashore.
Difficult words: wreckage (the destroyed parts of a vehicle or building), fuselage (the main body of an aircraft), ashore (from water onto land).
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