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Space Disasters

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.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2020 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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Failure to Launch

Episode 1x06; Nov 22, 2020

Sending spacecraft into orbit is an unforgiving business. Every launch is a long, controlled explosion that can turn into a fiery spectacle at the smallest error. Join us as we examine space exploration's most disastrous liftoffs, from America's "ris

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Failure to LaunchNov 22, 2020
1x05: When Weather StrikesNov 15, 2020
1x04: The Human FactorNov 8, 2020
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