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Space Shuttle Challenger 

On January 28, 1986, Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lift-off. The official report named failing O-rings in the booster rockets as the cause of the disaster, but bad communication and decision procedures also played a role.

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Iain Riddick

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Episode credited cast:
Roger Boisjoly Roger Boisjoly ... Self - Engineer, Morton Thiokel
James R. Chiles James R. Chiles ... Self - author
Grace Corrigan Grace Corrigan ... Self - Mother of Christa Mcauliffe
Richard O. Covey Richard O. Covey ... Self - Astronaut (archive footage)
Peter Guinness ... Narrator (voice)
Gregory Jarvis Gregory Jarvis ... Self - Astronaut (archive footage)
Daniel Jefferson Daniel Jefferson ... Supervisor
Paul Kelleher ... Roger Boisjoly
Christa McAuliffe Christa McAuliffe ... Self - Astronaut (archive footage)
Ron McNair Ron McNair ... Self - Astronaut (archive footage)
Barbara Morgan Barbara Morgan ... Self - Astronaut (archive footage)
Ellison Onizuka Ellison Onizuka ... Self - Astronaut (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Self - President of the United States (archive footage)
Judith A. Resnik Judith A. Resnik ... Self - Astronaut (archive footage)
June Scobee Rodgers June Scobee Rodgers ... Self - Widow of Francis 'Rick' Scobee
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On January 28, 1986, Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lift-off. The official report named failing O-rings in the booster rockets as the cause of the disaster, but bad communication and decision procedures also played a role.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2007 (UK) See more »

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