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What's it like to leave earth to explore the unknown? How does it feel to be in space? What happens when you're in space and something goes terribly wrong? Science Channel's "SECRET SPACE ESCAPES" reveals terrifying accidents, fights for survival, and stories of close calls and near misses by the astronauts who survived them. This all-new series offers chilling accounts of the challenges of space exploration as told only by the explorers who lived them and the men and women in mission control who helped each team avert disaster.
Astronauts and cosmonauts battle a life-threatening fire and tackle an out-of-control cargo ship on the Russian space station, MIR. Astronaut Chris Hadfield's rookie spacewalk takes a terrifying turn.
A deadly collision in orbit punctures the hull of Russian space station, MIR. As oxygen seeps into space, the crew's lifeboat begins to die. An astronaut becomes trapped in an airlock with only a depleted oxygen tank to survive.
During a classified mission, the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis discovers fatal damage to the heat shield tiles on the underbelly of their ship. But no one can know that they're there.
A toxic ammonia leak endangers an entire crew; a cosmonaut narrowly survives re-entry, only to be stranded in the wilderness; a spacewalker's helmet fills with water, threatening to drown him in space.
A spacewalker loses his vision and is locked outside his craft after a spacesuit malfunction. Cosmonauts are engulfed by a fire while still on the launchpad. T-4 seconds before launch a shuttle mission is aborted, but the crew doesn't know why.
A toxic leak threatens the lives of astronauts upon reentry. An epic mission to the Salyut space station takes an unexpected turn when the crew suffers from depressurization.
A power failure occurs on the ISS forcing the crew to consider abandoning the station, although damage has been found on the shuttle that could comprise them upon reentry. During the first spacewalk a cosmonaut is nearly stranded after a suit malfunction.
An astronaut performs an emergency procedure on an electrified panel to save a new ISS solar array. The pressures of the Space Race push Soviets to launch Soyuz 1 despite warnings. The first Korean astronaut gets the ride of her life during reentry.
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