Divers find space shuttle – level 3

18-11-2022 07:00

NASA confirmed that a film crew discovered large pieces of debris on the ocean floor; the pieces came from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 36 years ago.

While making a documentary about the Bermuda Triangle, the divers discovered the section of the shuttle’s fuselage. The wreckage is roughly six meters long; however, some of it is covered under the sand, so its true size isn’t clear. The crew found the debris in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. The discovery was the first major one of the Challenger wreckage since 1996 when a left wing washed ashore.

In 1986, the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, which killed all seven people on board. This accident was the deadliest in NASA’s history, and last week’s discovery brought mixed emotions. People reflected back to 1986 when they lost their colleagues, friends, and heroes; however, it was also a sense of discovery.

Difficult words: fuselage (the main body of an aircraft), ashore (onto land from an area of water), reflect (to think about something that happened).

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