Multipart series for BBC and CNN

The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth combines first-hand testimony with previously unseen archive to chart the in-depth story of the Columbia space shuttle tragedy in 2003, when the shuttle disintegrated during re-entry to Earth. Hearing from those closest to the story – the astronauts’ families and NASA officials – some of whom have never spoken before – this multi-part series explores how and why the disaster occurred.

“the finest possible tribute to the astronauts who lost their lives”, The Guardian ★★
“an exemplary three-part study of the disaster”, The Telegraph ★★★★

Watch The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth on BBC iPlayer

Director: Lizzie Kempton
Exec Producers: Emma Whitehead, Emma Tutty
Composer: Alexander Parsons