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When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. But what was more shocking was that the cause of the disaster might never be uncovered. The Challenger is the story of how Richard Feynman, one of America's most famous scientists, helped to discover the cause of a tragedy that stunned America.

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Sun 12 May 2013 20:00 BBC Two

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Richard Feynman
William Hurt
Chairman Rogers
Brian Dennehy
General Kutyna
Bruce Greenwood
Gweneth Feynman
Joanne Whalley
Larry Mulloy
Kevin McNally
Sally Ride
Eve Best
Kate Gartside
Laurie Borg
James Hawes
Dr Weiss
Henry Goodman
James Hawes


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