I followed every Shuttle launch back in those days already. I remember this one. I thought there was something odd (not normal) right from the moment Shuttle Challenger left the launch pad.
RIP Challenger Astronauts. You will never be forgotten.
Are we all talking about the same video?
This one was filmed from one of KSC's viewing points at the time - not from MCO
First amateur video of Challenger shuttle explosion revealed
The newly released video, taken by Jeffrey Ault, and licensed from Ault by the Huffington Post, offers a closer and more intimate view of the tragedy than have other video reports previously released by the news media. Ault was part of a live audience gathered to watch the Challenger take off from the Kennedy Space Center, less than 10 miles from the launch site. He shot the video on his Super 8 home video camera, and it sat for 26 years in a box in his house.
What a tragedy!
It gives me the chills looking at it.
[Edited 2012-03-09 13:33:23]