Space Shuttle -- Launching 30 Years of Dreams

Synopsis
In the summer of 2011, the Space Shuttle fleet was retired after leading international missions for three decades. Despite two tragedies, the Space Shuttle rose like a phoenix from its ashes to realize humankind's dream of space exploration. Its notable missions included providing crucial support to the construction and maintenance of the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. Behind the development and operation of the Space Shuttle project was a history of struggles unknown to the public. This program traces both the glory and tribulations of the Space Shuttle, and how it helped broaden our view of the possibility of space travel.