Challenger: The Final Flight

10 Best Episodes of Challenger: The Final Flight

This docuseries chronicles the buildup and aftermath of the devastating Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 22, 2021.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Challenger: The Final Flight - S1E2

#4 - HELP! (Season 1 - Episode 2)

To revive public interest, NASA chooses teacher Christa McAuliffe to be the first civilian on the Shuttle. Issues with the solid rocket boosters linger.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 73 votes.

Challenger: The Final Flight - S1E1

#3 - Space for Everyone (Season 1 - Episode 1)


The new Space Shuttle program captivates America and draws a diverse, determined crop of astronauts. But safety issues arise out of public view.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 87 votes.

Challenger: The Final Flight - S1E3

#2 - A Major Malfunction (Season 1 - Episode 3)

After several delays, the crew prepares for launch as engineers and NASA officials tensely discuss concerns about the O-rings and a cold weather launch.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 69 votes.

Challenger: The Final Flight - S1E4

#1 - Nothing Ends Here (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Challenger's shocking explosion devastates the families of the crew as well as millions watching live, and an investigation puts NASA on the defensive.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 67 votes.

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