First Generation • 2020 • episode "S1E1" Space Disasters

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Get the inside story of NASA’s early victories and failures, through firsthand accounts and rarely seen mission footage

Space Disasters • 2020 • 6 episodes •

First Generation

Get the inside story of NASA’s early victories and failures, through firsthand accounts and rarely seen mission footage

2020 • Astronomy

Failure at Re-Entry

Discover what makes re-entry into our atmosphere so challenging and relive some of the most perilous returns to Earth

2020 • Astronomy

Fixing on the Fly

Relive some of the most unexpected accidents in spaceflight and meet the astronauts who had to fix them on the fly

2020 • Astronomy

The Human Factor

See how little things like a stripped screw or a faulty toilet can become big emergencies when they happen in space.

2020 • Astronomy

When Weather Strikes

Flying through bad weather can be a harrowing experience, and for NASA, it can be doubly unnerving, as violent storms can strike from below the atmosphere or above it. Witness the true power of nature in space and on Earth as astronauts and ground crews battle to overcome the elements, including a severe lightning strike that crippled Apollo 12's computer system, the freezing temps that compromised the Space Shuttle Challenger, and the tempest of space debris that sent a dead satellite on a collision course with the International Space Station.

2020 • Astronomy

Failure to Launch

There’s a reason rocket science is used as a benchmark for difficulty. See why as we examine great liftoff disasters.

2020 • Astronomy

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