Challenger: The Final Flight Series 1
Four-part docuseries on the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, unpacking an indelible moment for a generation of Americans.
Engineers, officials and the crew members’ families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath.
Part 1: Space for Everyone
The new Space Shuttle program captivates America and draws a diverse, determined crop of astronauts. But safety issues arise out of public view.
Part 2: Help
To revive public interest, NASA chooses teacher Christa McAuliffe to be the first civilian on the Shuttle. Issues with the solid rocket boosters linger.
Part 3: A Major Malfunction
After several delays, the crew prepares for launch as engineers and NASA officials tensely discuss concerns about the O-rings and a cold weather launch.
Part 4: Nothing Ends Here
Challenger’s shocking explosion devastates the families of the crew as well as millions watching live, and an investigation puts NASA on the defensive.