Challenger: The Final Flight - Season 1

Challenger: The Final Flight - Season 1

Challenger: The Final Flight - Season 1

Engineers, officials and the crew members' families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath in this four-part Netflix docuseries.

2020USANetflix
Documentary
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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

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But the series does take a deep dive into the story, providing no small amount of drama and some eye-opening details.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's one thing to simply be aware that a failure of the O-ring in the solid rocket boosters was what doomed the Challenger. It's another to see one engineer after another from Morton-Thiokol, the contractor behind the SRBs, candidly go on-camera to discuss what they knew, when they knew it and the steps they took to fix something that everybody knew was a nightmare waiting to happen.

Variety

Variety

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In the end, a mission meant to turn America’s gaze towards the stars turned many away. “Challenger” has no real take on this but to balefully acknowledge it happened and commemorate those who were lost; it’s not the most ambitious of goals, but it’s enough.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Could be a lot more focused. But Leckart and Junge ultimately have the goods, and they do deliver. Their final half-hour in particular is incredibly dramatic, echoing a lot of the discussions we’re still having—all about whether it’s better to be honest with the American people, or to preserve our myths and heroes.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

But the series does take a deep dive into the story, providing no small amount of drama and some eye-opening details.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's one thing to simply be aware that a failure of the O-ring in the solid rocket boosters was what doomed the Challenger. It's another to see one engineer after another from Morton-Thiokol, the contractor behind the SRBs, candidly go on-camera to discuss what they knew, when they knew it and the steps they took to fix something that everybody knew was a nightmare waiting to happen.

Variety

Variety

press

In the end, a mission meant to turn America’s gaze towards the stars turned many away. “Challenger” has no real take on this but to balefully acknowledge it happened and commemorate those who were lost; it’s not the most ambitious of goals, but it’s enough.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Could be a lot more focused. But Leckart and Junge ultimately have the goods, and they do deliver. Their final half-hour in particular is incredibly dramatic, echoing a lot of the discussions we’re still having—all about whether it’s better to be honest with the American people, or to preserve our myths and heroes.

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