On January 28, 1986, seven astronauts slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God. America’s space program was never the same.
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Go or no Go: The Challenger Legacy

Produced by Bret Sigler

Those who saw it never forgot: the Space Shuttle Challenger launched on January 28, 1986 only to break apart 73 seconds later, killing seven astronauts, including the first ”teacher in space” – Christa McAuliffe.

Retro Report revisits the tragic event  – and the 2003 Columbia disaster – through interviews with key participants, and explores the forces that lead groups within large organizations to make dreadfully wrong decisions.

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