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Oscar-winning star William Hurt heads a stellar cast in this gripping drama about the brilliant and charismatic US physicist Richard Feynman, who helped uncover the secrets behind the Challenger disaster of 1986. Witnessed by millions of television viewers around the world, the space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven astronauts on board, including teacher Christa McAuliffe. Battling politics, egos, NASA secrecy and his own quiet fight with cancer, Feynman worked tirelessly to uncover the causes of the tragic event, determined that such failures should never be repeated. Now, 25 years after his death, also discover more on this iconic, influential, and inspiring scientist in the accompanying documentary “The Fantastic Mr Feynman”.

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Oscar-winning star William Hurt heads a stellar cast in this gripping drama about the brilliant and charismatic US physicist Richard Feynman, who helped uncover the secrets behind the Challenger disaster of 1986. Witnessed by millions of television viewers around the world, the space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven astronauts on board, including teacher Christa McAuliffe. Battling politics, egos, NASA secrecy and his own quiet fight with cancer, Feynman worked tirelessly to uncover the causes of the tragic event, determined that such failures should never be repeated. Now, 25 years after his death, also discover more on this iconic, influential, and inspiring scientist in the accompanying documentary “The Fantastic Mr Feynman”.

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