About the Show

The science of exploration is imperfect, and sometimes NASA must learn the hard way. In this episode, a massive pressure build up inside the Space Shuttle during launch sends engineers and NASA brass scrambling to avoid another space shuttle loss. Relive the harrowing moments in Launch Control during NASA's second "Return to Flight" test flight after the tragic loss of Space Shuttle Columbia. Go behind the scenes as NASA engineers discover the frightening truth about the incident and the cascade of space mistakes that caused it. Part 1 / 6.