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Challenger Disaster: The Lost Tapes - Launch spot

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National Geographic Channel combed through long-forgotten news footage, radio reports, audio recordings and rarely seen NASA footage to retell the events leading up to, during and immediately after that fateful day. The one-hour special, Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes, includes no narration and no commentators, instead unfolding the story solely through rarely seen reports of journalists covering the story at the time, extensive audio and video recordings from NASA and archived interviews with the flight crew and others who were part of the one-of-a-kind mission. The gripping special follows the emotional human story of the Space Shuttle Challenger and its crew, specifically Christa McAuliffe, a teacher. The 37-year-old mother of two was chosen from thousands of applicants to be the first teacher in space as part of President Ronald Reagan’s initiative to bring interplanetary studies into the classroom. Compelling footage and audio recordings are intricately linked together to capture the drama of what happened and the lasting effect it had in Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes.