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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

The Shuttle (Season 1, Episode 5)
TV-G
TV Episode | 49 min | Documentary, History

When We Left Earth examines the Space Shuttle Program. It focuses on the first flight of the Columbia, the Challenger disaster, and the launch of the Hubble Space telescope.
Writer
Ed Fields (series writer)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Jun 22, 2008

Release date
Jun 22, 2008 (United States)
Awards
Series awards
1 nomination

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19 cast members
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Robert L. Crippen
Himself - Shuttle Pilot Himself - Shuttle Pilot   See fewer
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John Young
Himself - Shuttle Commander Himself - Shuttle Commander   See fewer
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Gene Kranz
Himself - Missions Operations Director Himself - Missions Operations Director   See fewer
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Story Musgrave
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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Robert Gibson
Himself - Shuttle Commander (as Hoot Gibson) Himself - Shuttle Commander (as Hoot Gibson)   See fewer
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Bruce McCandless II
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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Jay Barbree
Himself - Space Correspondant Himself - Space Correspondant   See fewer
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Barbara Morgan
Herself - Shuttle Astronaut Herself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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George Bush
Himself - 41st President (as George H.W. Bush) Himself - 41st President (as George H.W. Bush)   See fewer
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Ed Weiler
Himself - Chief Scientist, Hubble Himself - Chief Scientist, Hubble   See fewer
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Jeffrey Hoffman
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut (as Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman) Himself - Shuttle Astronaut (as Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman)   See fewer
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Steve Hawley
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Kathy Sullivan
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Loren Shriver
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Bill Reeves
Himself - Flight Director Himself - Flight Director   See fewer
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LeRoy Cain
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Christa McAuliffe
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Ronald Reagan
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Gary Sinise
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8 / 10 | 48 votes