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Space Shuttle Disaster - Preview

Preview: Season 35 Episode 12 | 30s

On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated just 16 minutes before it was due to land. All seven astronauts aboard perished, and the implications for the future of the space shuttle program were enormous. Through interviews with astronauts and their families, and with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, take a look at the Columbia tragedy — and at NASA itself.

Aired: 10/17/08

Rating: NR

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