Fatal Re-entry
S1, EP8 "Fatal Re-entry"
An astronaut performs an emergency procedure on an electrified panel to save a new ISS solar array; the Space Race push Soviets to launch Soyuz 1 despite warnings; the first Korean astronaut gets the ride of her life during reentry.
Original Air Date: Jan 12, 2016 • Science • 43m
S1, EP7 "Stranded"
A crew has to consider abandoning the station, although damage has been found on the shuttle, which could compromise them upon reentry; cosmonaut has a suit malfunction during a space walk.
Original Air Date: Dec 22, 2015 • Science • 43m
Gasping for Air
S1, EP6 "Gasping for Air"
A toxic leak put the lives of astronauts at risk upon reentry; an epic mission to a Salyut space station takes an unexpected turn; Astronauts fear for their safety when an engine malfunctions at takeoff.
Original Air Date: Dec 15, 2015 • Science • 43m
Point of No Return
S1, EP5 "Point of No Return"
A spacewalker loses his eye sight and is locked outside his craft after a spacesuit malfunction; Cosmonauts are engulfed by a fire while still on the launchpad; a shuttle mission is aborted T-4 seconds before launch, but the crew doesn't know why.
Original Air Date: Dec 08, 2015 • Science • 43m
Toxic Leak
S1, EP4 "Toxic Leak"
An astronaut is exposed to a toxic ammonia leak while performing a spacewalk to connect ISS lifelines; an astronaut's helmet fills with water, threatening to drown him.
Original Air Date: Dec 01, 2015 • Science • 42m
Secret Mayday Mission
S1, EP3 "Secret Mayday Mission"
A Space Shuttle crew discovers damage to protective tiles on the shuttle's underbelly that could kill them during re-entry in temperatures up to 3000 degrees.
Original Air Date: Nov 24, 2015 • Science • 41m
S1, EP2 "Shipwrecked"
In 1997 on board the Russian Space Station Mir a collision put a hole in the station and the vacuum of space bares down; another astronaut's first spacewalk becomes a nightmare when he and his partner have only the oxygen in their suits to survive.
Original Air Date: Nov 17, 2015 • Science • 43m
Fire on the Mir
S1, EP1 "Fire on the Mir"
In 1997 astronauts and cosmonauts Alexsandr on MIR deals with a life-threatening cabin fire and an out-of-control cargo ship; In 2001 astronaut Chris Hadfield's rookie spacewalk takes a terrifying turn leaving him temporarily blinded in space.
Original Air Date: Nov 10, 2015 • Science • 43m