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Challenger - Flight Warnings Ignored

Engineers at Morton Thiokol urge a flight delay, the night before Challenger's 1986 launch, because of expected cold temperatures at launch time. Company managers, however, do not follow that advice and do not recommend a delayed launch to NASA.

This clip, from National Geographic's documentary Challenger: The Untold Story, combines historical footage, engineer interviews and recreated scenes which reveal the arguments and the reasons for them.


Media Credits

Clip from Challenger: The Untold Story - online, courtesy the National Geographic Channel at YouTube. Copyright, National Geographic, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.

 

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