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The Challenger

The story of how Richard Feynman (William Hurt), one of America's most famous scientists, helped to discover the cause of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 May 2013 20:00

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

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