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OU on the BBC: The Challenger

Updated Tuesday 5th March 2013

A new drama follows acclaimed scientist Richard Feynman’s search for the truth in the wake of the NASA Challenger disaster.

On the morning of 28 January 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight. This brand new biographical drama, which stars William Hurt in the lead role, focuses on Richard Feynman’s involvement with the commission that was set up to explore what went wrong.

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You can watch The Challenger on iPlayer. Visit the BBC pages for even more information. 

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