Launch Fever

Sabrina Ehlert, Writer/Director 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, Production Award, USC 

Project Type: Short Film 

Genre: Drama 

Length: 21 pages 

Field of Science: Engineering 

Stage: Pre-Production 


When a highly anticipated mission for NASA and the Columbia STS-107 Crew takes a sharp turn, Chief Structural Engineer Rodney Rocha uses his intuition and scientific know-how to challenge NASA’s management, risking his credibility and fearing a greater loss. Based on the true story behind the STS-107 Columbia tragedy.