Challenger: The Untold Story

2006, TV Show

Recalling the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster. A combination of re-creations, archival footage, news reports and firsthand accounts explore why the launch ended in tragedy. Story lines include schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe's preparations for the flight; whistle-blowing engineer Roger Boisjoly's safety concerns; and physicist Richard Feynman's role in the Rogers Commission probe of the explosion.

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Free | Spike Posted: 8/5/2013

An engineer who helped build the shuttle for NASA gets nowhere when he tries to tell his bosses that the O-rings on the Challenger shuttle have been subject to serious deterioration. He is concerned that the billion dollars at stake influenced this decision to do nothing. Exploring the dangers, complexities and heroics of space travel. The program blends dramatic reenactments, archival footage and news coverage with firsthand accounts from key participants, including Challenger Center founding director and founding chairman June Scobee Rodgers

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Premiered: January 23, 2006
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Premise: Recalling the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster. A combination of re-creations, archival footage, news reports and firsthand accounts explore why the launch ended in tragedy. Story lines include schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe's preparations for the flight; whistle-blowing engineer Roger Boisjoly's safety concerns; and physicist Richard Feynman's role in the Rogers Commission probe of the explosion.

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