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The Challenger Disaster (2019)

INSPIRED BY THE TRUE STORY On the eve of the Challenger explosion in 1986 one engineer goes to the extreme to stop the launch. This hot-headed engineer makes a desperate race against the ... See full summary »

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Nathan VonMinden (as Nathan Vonminden)

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Nathan VonMinden (as Nathan Vonminden)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dean Cain ... Larry Arnold (Lawyer)
Glenn Morshower ... Finch Richards (Lawyer)
Eric Hanson ... Adam
Les Miles Les Miles ... Nelson
Joe Grisaffi ... White Room Engineer #1
Brandi Price ... Mary
Gerald Brodin ... Frank
Cameron Arnett ... Bill
Erika Waldorf ... Teacher Astronaut
Garry Nation ... Dean
Nathan VonMinden ... White Room Engineer #4
Mike T. Tremblay ... Kurt
Scott Fulmer ... Greg
Ash Tholpady ... Carl
Scott Petty ... Jim Wit
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INSPIRED BY THE TRUE STORY On the eve of the Challenger explosion in 1986 one engineer goes to the extreme to stop the launch. This hot-headed engineer makes a desperate race against the clock to call off the billion dollar multi-delayed Challenger launch, convinced the O-ring seals will fail and kill everyone on board. The Company, Marshall Space Flight and NASA made a business decision. He made a human decision. Written by Nathan VonMinden

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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$175,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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It is stated that some of the safety procedures were engaged shortly after the explosion. Among them, astronaut Ron McNair flipped a switch to engage the emergency oxygen for the astronaut seated in front of him. See more »

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Fantastic!
29 January 2019 | by shanapopeSee all my reviews

Really enjoyed this movie-a solid production. I remember that day vividly. Now I have perspective on what the engineers who tried to stop the launch went through. The cast did a great job.


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