You'll become gripped by the new Science Channel series Secret Space Escapes, profiling the true stories of astronauts who survived near misses and close calls.
Secret Space Escapes - A First Look
Jerry Linenger shares his personal "human" moment when in the midst of the firey chaos on Mir, he said goodbye to his wife and son.
I Said Goodbye To My Wife
Astronaut Jerry Linenger and Cosmonaut Valery Korzun recount the harrowing story of battling an intense fire onboard the Mir. Then things get worse for Lineger.
Fire on the Mir
Astronaut David Wolf returns to the MIR, knowing the Shuttle-Mir program will be key in building the ISS. After a space walk with Anatoly Solovyvov, they return to the MIR and find the hatch won't seal. Oxygen rapidly starts to escape the entire station.
Leak in the Hatch
Due to budget cuts, the Russians wanted to train Cosmonauts to guide Progress Cargo ships to the MIR by hand. The first attempt was a near-miss. This time we hear about the disastrous collision.
The Progress Collision
On the first mission after the Challenger, the Atlantis takes off on a secret mission. After lift off NASA informs the astronauts of tile damage and the astronauts verify it's severe.
We Are Going to Die
It took the Shuttle Program 2 1/2 years to fix the technical failures and get back to missions. The loss of the seven astronauts will never be forgotten.
The Legacy of the Challenger Accident
When astronauts attempt to connect a new section to the ISS, a deadly ammonia leak threatens the safety of the entire crew. Astronaut Robert Lee Curbeam Jr. must stop the flow of the dangerous chemical.
A seemingly simple spacewalk goes awry when astronaut Luca Parmitano discovers a mysterious fluid leaking into his helmet. Fellow astronauts race against time to keep Parmitano from drowning.
Drowning in Space
Astronaut Mike Mullane shares why he believes the initial launch is the scariest moment during the mission.
You Will Fear for Your Life
While attempting to perform the first spacewalk completely around the world, astronauts discovered several flaws in the spacesuit design.
Deadly Spacesuit Design Flaws
Launch is considered by many to be one of the most terrifying parts of space travel. Astronaut Tom Jones recalls a time when the launch went wrong.
The landing of the Apollo-Soyuz test mission nearly killed the entire crew. Astronaut Tom Stafford shares the terrifying details.
Terrifying Apollo Descent
In 1965, Soviet astronaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to exit a spacecraft in orbit and perform a spacewalk.
The First Spacewalk
After connecting crucial solar panels to the International Space Station, STS 117 and Soviet astronauts experienced a crippling power failure.
Onboard Power Outage
When a solar panel ripped, the safety of the ISS and the crew onboard was put in jeopardy.
ISS Solar Panel Rip