School Media Associates
Free Shipping at School Media Associates
Login: New User
Call School Media Associates Order School Media
Sign-up for Special Offers
View Cart Contact SMA for School Media
Advanced Search
 

Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster   -  Discontinued


Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster


Item Number:
WG42889
Price:
 
Format:
DVD
Length:
56 min.
Copyright:
2008
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
WGBH Boston Video
Summary:
On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas just 16 minutes before it was due to land. All seven astronauts aboard perished; NASA responded by announcing the retirement of the shuttle program in 2010. What caused the Columbia disaster? An engineering flaw? A failure within NASA? Could this catastrophe have been avoided?

Through interviews with astronauts, NASA personnel, and members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, Space Shuttle Disaster gives viewers a new look at the Columbia tragedy, and at NASA itself. Space Shuttle Disaster gets to the heart of what went wrong and explores why the shuttle program fell short of its ambitious goal to make space travel routine, cheap, and safe. The film also spotlights NASA's ambitious plans for the future of U.S. spaceflight following the shuttle's scheduled retirement.

Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; scene selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired.




Also from WGBH Boston Video
Planets, The
Planets, The
Joy of Stress with Loretta LaRoche, The
Joy of Stress with Loretta LaRoche, The
Ape Genius
Ape Genius
Bird Flu - How Safe Are We?
Bird Flu - How Safe Are We?


School Media Associates

Producers:

A&E Video
Ambrose Video
Clearvue
Crystal Productions
Discovery School
Disney Educational
Educational Video Network
Films Media Group
GPN Educational Media
Hawkhill Associates
Human Relations Media
Intelecom
Kultur International
Language Tree
Learning Seed
Learning ZoneXpress
Monterey Media
National Geographic
Nest Family
New Dimensions Media
PBS Video
Schlessinger Media
Standard Deviants
TMW Media Group
Teachers Video Company
WGBH Boston

Click here for more Producers...