Challenger: Countdown to Disaster

"An extraordinary story... powerful stuff" - Guardian. "Gripping" - Independent.
1 x 100' for Channel 4


This is the behind-the-scenes drama of the Challenger disaster. We recreate the unfolding story from a year before that fateful day - a whole year in which, as the carefully chosen, highly skilled crew prepared for their flight, one concerned engineer was warning that the Space Shuttle system was a potential time bomb. But above all, this is a human story. It follows the hopes and fears of all those involved; the great dream of a future in space, and the very human failings which led to disaster. This is the fascinating, dramatic and moving story of one of the most important events in the history of the exploration of space. 

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