WATCH divers searching for World War II wreckage find the Apollo shuttle instead

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Divers searching off the coast of Florida for World War II wreckage found something quite unexpected.

According to CNN on Sunday, November 13 the divers came across wreckage they originally thought belonged to an aircraft that was shot down.

However, on examination they found that the wreckage belonged to a space shuttle. 

In 1986 the Challenger shuttle exploded and fell into the ocean taking with it its seven occupants.

The find is an important one that might help NASA to understand what happened to the shuttle and to bring some closure for those who lost loved ones on the flight. 

For the divers, it is a find of a lifetime, yielding far more than the World War II wreckage they were searching for.


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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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