Space Disasters • 2020 • 3 episodes • 4h:24m

The tragic launch rehearsal that nearly ended the Apollo Moon Program. The Mir Space Station collision of 1997. The re-entry failure of Space Shuttle Columbia. Each NASA and Soviet space mission is a high-stakes project with an ever-present risk of failure. This series pays tribute to the bold men and women who put their lives on the line in order to get a foothold in the heavens...sometimes with spectacularly disastrous results. We also show how the close calls and catastrophes of our past paved the way for the breakthroughs of today.

First Generation

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

S1E1 • 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

S1E2 • 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.

S1E4 • 2020 • Astronomy