Author Topic: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM  (Read 27903 times)

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This comes on US TV November 19th 9pm on both Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

Excellent. An absolute must-watch guys.

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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #41 on: 10/29/2013 09:24 pm »
This comes on US TV November 19th 9pm on both Discovery Channel and Science Channel.
Awesome, thanyou very much for the info.
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #43 on: 11/16/2013 10:54 pm »

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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #44 on: 11/16/2013 10:58 pm »
ATK - MSFC  this may be good..

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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #45 on: 11/17/2013 03:16 am »
Painted an interesting spotlight on old NASA culture.  Maybe someday we can make inroads on the DOD side.

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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #46 on: 11/17/2013 05:11 am »
Is anyone recording this???  I have copy from BBC, but it isn't the best quality......
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #47 on: 11/17/2013 12:16 pm »
I fell asleep halfway through. I'm sure they will air it again.

I don't know if you guys realized this, but at one point in the film (near the beginning of the investigation) they were walking around an actual orbiter. It was sitting in the VAB torn apart undergoing retirement procedures.

Did anyone catch which shuttle that was?

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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #48 on: 11/17/2013 02:15 pm »
"I fell asleep halfway through. I'm sure they will air it again."

Three letters: D-V-R. ;)

Anyway, it re-airs tonight, and numerous times after that for the next few days. Stay tuned.

As per your orbiter question, I don't know - I'm watching it later today (again, D-V-R ;))
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #49 on: 11/17/2013 05:48 pm »
This movie was on youtube a few months ago from the BBC.  I ripped it off youtube, but it is missing the first 8 minutes or so....(and the quality isn't HD)....

Ill keep looking for it online and see if I can "find" it....
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« Reply #50 on: 11/17/2013 06:31 pm »
Watched this last night, really really enjoyable. However I watched it on the discovery channel, which means 1/4 of the air time of 120 minutes was dedicated to ads, and usually ads for discovery's horrific normal programming  :(

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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #51 on: 11/17/2013 07:05 pm »
For Overflow:

Just watched much of it - as per the orbiter question, I couldn't tell. No distinctive markings.

For everyone:

Am I the only one questioning why they have much of the action occurring at Marshall that actually occurred at KSC? Processing an orbiter, stacking SRBs, etc? I know about "artistic license", but c'mon...
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #52 on: 11/17/2013 07:59 pm »
Damn, I was told it was on the 19th.  I will hopefully catch a re-air.  I was looking forward to this.. 
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #53 on: 11/17/2013 08:23 pm »
It definitely paints a "Feynman and Gen Kutyna" against the rest of a commission (maybe not Sally ride) bias slanted toward NASA.  Feynman is shown as unwanted, completely rogue (making his own trips to Marshall although I echo the question above that they were actually to the Cape--the full shuttle mock-up in particular argues this point), and gets nothing but disdain from the Chairman.  The removal and "concealment" of Larry Mac Donald is disturbing if true and I almost puked when I had to listen to the load of crap being spewed by Lawrence Malloy. Did Mac Donald really stand up during the hearing to instantly refute the drivel Malloy was telling the Committee? If so a gutsy move. I don't remember the claim of seal functionality down to -40/50 degrees F.  It would be interesting to see if the idea of putting the SRB seal in ice water really occurred to Feynman in the restaurant. The medical condition of Feynman was news to me. 
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #54 on: 11/17/2013 08:36 pm »
It is re-running tonight at 9PM and again at midnight on the SCI channel
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #55 on: 11/17/2013 08:44 pm »
Wasn't impressed. Took too many liberties with the sequence/staging of events "for dramatic purposes" for it to be enjoyable, the way things really went down were dramatic enough.

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(I liked Hurt and Dennehy's performances, but the guy who played Allan J. McDonald was terrible.)

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The removal and "concealment" of Larry Mac Donald is disturbing if true and I almost puked when I had to listen to the load of crap being spewed by Lawrence Malloy. Did Mac Donald really stand up during the hearing to instantly refute the drivel Malloy was telling the Committee?

Committee transcript here: http://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/v4part6.htm

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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #56 on: 11/17/2013 09:26 pm »
I wasn't too impressed, either. But I WILL give it this: it was a damn sight better written/directed/acted than that ABC movie "Challenger" from 1990. That was absolute dreck.  :P
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"The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #57 on: 11/17/2013 09:41 pm »
I really enjoyed it. Yes, there were probably some liberties, but the gist of it seems accurate from what I have read.

NASAs habit of generating fantasy mission success probabilities hasn't died, though. It was put in use in this last decade as they attempted to justify Ares I.
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Interesting reaction. While there are some liberties - as Lars puts it - I think this stands out on the subject (compared to what are mainly docudramas acting like "Dramatic Police Chases" shows and those are sold as hard documentaries, all while aiming at the "things that go boom" market).

I tend to think about the general public watching a production like this one and how it pulls them into the subject matter we all follow here.

Hearing from non-space flight friends who were impressed is what encouraged me.
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Re: "The Challenger Disaster" airing November 16th at 9PM
« Reply #59 on: 11/18/2013 03:35 am »
There is an obvious and glaring difference in quality between television programming originating on the right side of the Atlantic vs. the left. Well worth the watching in this case. It was interesting to see an orbiter being examined in "1986" to be sporting the blue NASA meatball on the wing. ;)

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