Challenger: The Final Flight • 2020 • 4 episodes • 2h:59m
Four-part docuseries on the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, unpacking an indelible moment for a generation of Americans.
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.
To revive public interest, NASA chooses teacher Christie McAuliffe to be the first civilian on the Shuttle. Issues with the solid rocket boosters linger.
A Major Malfunction
After several delays, the crew prepares for launch as engineers and NASA officials tensely discuss concerns about the O-rings and cold weather launch.
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.