Netflix Releases Trailer For Docuseries About The 1986 Challenger Disaster

In terms of great 20th century tragedies, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster definitely ranks. On Jan. 22, 1986, the world watched as the space shuttle prepared to launch… only to blow apart in midair. All around the world, especially in classrooms, people watched as seven people (five astronauts and two payload specialists) lost their lives in the most tragic of circumstances.

In the latest Netflix docuseries, Challenger: The Final Flight, viewers will be given a look into the seven crew members (Francis R. Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, Michael J. Smith, and Christa McAuliffe), why NASA staffers approved the shuttle even knowing it had potential issues, and the accident itself from across various vantage points.

Friends and family of the crew members are also interviewed for the series, wanting to make sure that their loved ones are never forgotten. Based on the trailer, it’s going to be an emotional gut punch all around.

Challenger: The Final Flight will be released on Netflix on Sept. 16.

Bec Heim