Secrets of the Space Shuttle • 2018 • 2 episodes • 1h:25m

The story of NASA's Space Shuttle program, from its very first test flight to its final mission.

Part 1

The space shuttles were intended to be a safe and cost-effective way to get into space, yet ignorance and an impending shutdown threatened that. Follow the extraordinary history of the NASA space shuttles from the 1981 maiden space flight to the televised explosion of Challenger in 1986.

1/2 • 2018 • Astronomy

Part 2

After the destruction of Shuttle Challenger, the US considered grounding its fleet for good. That is until the stunning discovery that the Soviets had built their own fleet using plans stolen from NASA.

2/2 • 2018 • Astronomy