January 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion

As a 19 year old, Jeffrey witnessed firsthand and shot on his Super 8 film camera the 1986 Challenger explosion at Kennedy Space Center. The footage is the only known footage to be shot on "movie" film and has been used in several documentaries depicting the tragedy.

Jeffrey released the footage publicly through the Huffington Post in 2012.  The footage created a weeklong internet sensation and landed not only on National TV but in International markets as well.  

A few documentaries that have since used the footage include: 

  • The National Geographic Series, The 80s: The Decade that Made Us
  • The Retro Report - A Documentary series for the New York Times 
    • Go or No Go: The Challenger Legacy
  • The documentary - Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes
    • Produced by 1895 Films 
    • Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Research