(LONDON DAILY MAIL) A newly unearthed video of the Challenger disaster is the latest gripping account to come out of the tragedy, capturing the moment when a crowd’s excitement turned to horror as the shuttle exploded over Cape Canaveral more than 26 years ago.

The footage was shot by Steven Virostek, who retired from Rhode Island to Titusville, Florida, with his wife Hope – mainly to be closer to the Kennedy Space Center launch pad, according to the Huffington Post.

The Virostek footage, obtained exclusively by the site, is one of several amateur videos of the catastrophe that has surfaced within the last few years.

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