Challenger Explosion, Live Audience Reaction, 25th Anniversary

Spectators coming to enjoy and celebrate the Challenger launch, watch in utter disbelief and shock as the space shuttle explodes.

100+ comentarios:

Valentina
Valentina:
I think the saddest part for me is seeing the Austronauts smile as they go to the shuttle and hearing everyone cheering; but then just a few moments later they explode and die with all family and friends watching :( makes me wanna cry.
harizotoh7
harizotoh7:
You're seeing a zoomed in video using special equipment. They can only see it with their eyes. To them it's a tiny little spec and a small explosion. They didn't know what was going on.
Trav D.
Trav D.:
The hardest thing to watch is Christa’s parents reaction go from joy to fear and confusion 😢
WitchMadousa
WitchMadousa:
They all are staring at the explosion and they think its ok its just a boost but then they realise they all died........ its sad how joy can turn suddenly to greif and suffering.
Ariane Bolt
Ariane Bolt:
Actually, at least some of them survived the explosion/disintegration only to be killed on impact. Awful way to die...
l
l:
Christa McAuliffe's father didn't appear to comprehend at all what was going on, even after people started screaming and crying.
Isaiah Ransom
Isaiah Ransom:
You wish you were from the future to tell them
shanie
shanie:
This was a tragic and traumatic event for anyone who was a kid in 1986 since many of us got to see either the launch or the news coverage of the disaster live on TV at school. Back then, kids were really into Space Shuttle launches and landings, and people were excited about the first teacher in space. It's easy to see why people were confused at first. The launch looked like any other launch that we had seen. Everything looked normal...until you started seeing the plumes of smoke.
Benita D
Benita D:
So sad when they’re sitting at the table happy with the little cake 😭😭
Meghan Deuel
Meghan Deuel:
My dad had her as a teacher...
Brittney Holland
Brittney Holland:
If my kid was up there, I could imagine myself standing there in disbelief until the next morning.
Dods
Dods:
Their mission is to go to space but they ended up in heaven.
Brandon Bennetzen
Brandon Bennetzen:
It is with deepest regret that I must inform you that Grace Corrigan (mother of school teacher Christa McAuliffe) passed away Friday night.
Melle Vogt
Melle Vogt:
It should have been called off and cancelled completely until all issues were handled and temperatures rose!
D Mac's Opinion
D Mac's Opinion:
I was 10yrs old! And remember it like yesterday!!!! 😢 day
Gacha BlueSkies
Gacha BlueSkies:
I wasn’t even born but I feel really bad for the astronauts parents...




I’m literally crying so hard right now
Hortense Schmelting
Hortense Schmelting:
I was there watching the whole thing happening. We all knew that something was wrong, but then we had all seen the shuttle go up over and over again, so we knew what a launch was supposed to look like. The vast majority of the people in those stands had no idea what a launch was supposed to look like live, so they all fluctuated back and forth between uncertainty and disbelief. Within a minute of the disaster nearly everybody was crying or just staring.
Laura Bowe
Laura Bowe:
The looks of the parents from joy to shock and disbelief are heartbreaking.
John Moruzzi
John Moruzzi:
anyone watching after the spaxeX and nasa launch earlier today??
mottthehoople684
mottthehoople684:
everytime i see that mothers reaction i want to cry.....a very sad day
alwaysangel
alwaysangel:
I watched the movie about the engineers who built it, they told NASA not to launch.
Lisette Garvin
Lisette Garvin:
The worst along with the Columbia flight in 2003. Watch the Netflix documentary. They never should have taken off. RIP to all.
Ktonrider
Ktonrider:
They just had to get that teacher off the ground, even after being told to scrub the launch , so incredibly tragic
Rodney Dash
Rodney Dash:
i was in the 4th grade when this happened, we watched it live and it was crazy. We learned about life and death that day.
itzjenny91
itzjenny91:
i got a knot in my throat when i saw her parents there so happy!
:(
Subjct4Change
Subjct4Change:
I learned in Astronomy today there was a crack somewhere on it. And NASA knew about it but proceeded anyway. The Columbia explosion was also sad.
Shoop McMeans
Shoop McMeans:
Too sad for words...
Kami927
Kami927:
GLOW brought me here, still sad history, no disrespect intended
Orion q
Orion q:
You wake up one morning, drive to work to go into space. eat , and see the last light of sun
BlackholeYT11
BlackholeYT11:
It must have been horrifying to actually be there when it happened.
Zippy
Zippy:
I feel bad for the teacher
Nini Mao
Nini Mao:
My heart broke when I saw those little children cheering
Charlie Gerald jr
Charlie Gerald jr:
I watched this in the 2nd grade and my teacher and the vice principal were in total shock for 5mins
Yokie Miller
Yokie Miller:
Oh, how I miss Peter Jennings...
J J
J J:
I can only imagine how the family, the children, the students watching this in person felt.. so tragic..
Roynard
Roynard:
I miss Peter Jennings...
laurenb140
laurenb140:
This still breaks my heart.
Riff Raff
Riff Raff:
"Live reaction."
Doesn't actually show any reactions.
l
l:
5:12 Now I know who taught Dubya the inappropriate grinning.
V P
V P:
That was what i was thinking,poor people and their family :(
Tortuosit of Tapiola
Tortuosit of Tapiola:
4:01 That guys reaction. "I couldn't speak"
allenrpn
allenrpn:
I watched this... I was 6 years old. When this happened o_O
It seems it was yesterday when the challenger exploded.
OGHUVWU BLESSING
OGHUVWU BLESSING:
Proverbs 3 Vs 34:
He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
Twisty T
Twisty T:
I tested up when they said her parents were in the audience and showed them. They were so proud of her and it ended it tragedy
David Berto
David Berto:
3:36 :( :( Look how worried she was
Brandon Ross
Brandon Ross:
These are heroes of humanity. Science doesn't care about nationality.
Shotz Brewery
Shotz Brewery:
@lillin20 Mine,too. I was 9 going on 10 and I remember watching this is my 3rd-grade class.
Gary J Skadra
Gary J Skadra:
I remember I was in a rehab my parents put me in at 15 for smoking pot & skipping school a lot. I and the other students & teacher started watching it after the news broke. Sad day 😞
MikeV@GPT
[email protected]:
I remember watching this live in grade school, too young to fully realize what just happened.
ziggyboi1995
ziggyboi1995:
I couldn't imagine my elementary school teacher being killed in a way like that, and seeing it in person.
Social Kings
Social Kings:
Oh My God.
I can't stop my tears. Man I am sad once again today.
caesar349
caesar349:
Yes, keep talking- I'm curious to hear what you have to say
Golden 47
Golden 47:
Waste of Life!
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams:
exactly. i almost did when they said those 18 kids were there to watch. :((
Ashton Kuhn
Ashton Kuhn:
That's so sad
Boanerges
Boanerges:
i was 8 years old and sneaking some tv when my mom took my brother to school down the road. i turned this on and called my other brother who was 13 to check out the space ship. then it blew up and we didn't understand. the shape of that explosion is locked in my memory forever. i remember feeling a strange sense of loss because minutes before i had seen the people get on the space shuttle smiling. then they were gone.
iss
iss:
you're out of line, laughing at that.
John Phills
John Phills:
1:02 and 15 years later...
Disembowell
Disembowell:
@MrGrevy Then I guess you'd have to lose some weight to keep up.
MildlyAnnoyedAHM
MildlyAnnoyedAHM:
@crazygeek4296 Heartbreaking. You could see them reacting for a second, and then perhaps thinking 'Maybe that's supposed to happen...'
Disembowell
Disembowell:
@MrGrevy As if mexcrement and moon-crickets does?
Eirik Rødberg
Eirik Rødberg:
They knew what they were getting into. I said, `Let em` crash`.
Kobi
Kobi:
My mum and her family where watching this on TV when it happened
Natalia Ruiz
Natalia Ruiz:
Zaine Ridling! OMG that is so true!!
Alexander Finch
Alexander Finch:
@maisler hehehe spot on.
olbnortex4
olbnortex4:
I was 5 when this happened damn i feel for all who was apart of this tragedy
Robin Powell
Robin Powell:
This is heart breaking. :(
Nadia Quack
Nadia Quack:
this was so sad, i was a child and i remember whatching this in the news in Italy
WillPlayIt
WillPlayIt:
@MrSickofstupidity

^I like this guy
Randy R
Randy R:
34 years ago today an i still remember the horror like yesterday. It was like time stopped. They should have waited until later 😣
Yulia Cherednikov
Yulia Cherednikov:
"an apple for the teacher" 😥
47 Hippo
47 Hippo:
When this happens I really didn't get it I just went back to eating lunch lol
anonymoussoldier368
anonymoussoldier368:
@552Industries XD that messed up
Zzz
Zzz:
aaww!! :'((
Nutrag
Nutrag:
Heartbreaking 💔
fabio363
fabio363:
GOODBYE PROGRAM SPACE!
THEY WERE TO SPACE!
Shile
Shile:
@richard20bris look up the definition of an explosion good sir.
koolbreez9865
koolbreez9865:
I was just 10 yrs old when I saw it..but it’s something I’ll never forget. 😞
Luke3oneO
Luke3oneO:
Watched it with Ms Garbels class Braddock Dr 😖
C Coleman
C Coleman:
I was in 7th grade watching it live at Frick jr high in Oakland California
Eyeglompyou
Eyeglompyou:
@552Industries You're bad XD
TotalBeast93
TotalBeast93:
4:00 Zac Galifianakis
scott rasmussen
scott rasmussen:
that part that sounds like "going throttle up" is the exact same sound clip from vigilante 8 2nd offense level at the nasa facility
Danny Aguilar
Danny Aguilar:
Impresionante!!
Neji1984
Neji1984:
A Space Shuttle explodes, and you think someone survived it? Lol
BluewaterBoof
BluewaterBoof:
@TfiveR I agree. It's already a s$%t sandwich at that point; might as well take the risk.
SnakeSalmon8izback
SnakeSalmon8izback:
@PretentiousHousefly ohh, this is so precious, one day this home video will be a treasure to your grand children
hungwilliam
hungwilliam:
so sad i cant watch this
ShamaLambaDingDong Boi
ShamaLambaDingDong Boi:
Just remember classrooms of 4th graders watched it blow up.
Italian Supreme
Italian Supreme:
@savannahnights1 I know
Sonny Crockett
Sonny Crockett:
I just farted so hard I went to the moon.
Theorycraft
Theorycraft:
If I was watching that live, I would have instantly realized that it exploded when it did.
ryanlak
ryanlak:
wait this is so sad they look so excited
Harmony B
Harmony B:
This makes me mad that after several problems with the spacecraft they still send them up there. They should of never sent them up their in the first place.
Rom 3636
Rom 3636:
The irony of the shuttle having a faulty fire detector.
harizotoh7
harizotoh7:
Careful with those edges. You might cut someone.
TheGameGuin RS
TheGameGuin RS:
imagine seeing your parents explode before your eyes ;-;
Fuel-For-Life
Fuel-For-Life:
@APERFECTOOL1 LOL but low... Very low...
Shotz Brewery
Shotz Brewery:
@UnifiedPerfection Amen.
ZoMbZascension
ZoMbZascension:
this was on my birthday