Preview – The Space Shuttle: Triumph and Tragedy

Space Shuttle
Photo by NASA.

This programme looks at the great successes the space shuttle programme achieved, as well as the terrible stories of what happened when it went wrong.

There is plenty of interviews with people managed to fly on the rocket that could return and be reused, talking about what it was like in space. There is also a look at horrific loss of life that occurred when Challenger broke apart, killing all seven people on board.

The Space Shuttle: Triumph and Tragedy is on Channel 5 at 21.00.