The Time It Takes to Fall : It is the early 1980s. Growing up in the shadow of Cape Canaveral, young Dolores Gray dreams of becoming an astronaut. At school, Dolores finds herself caught between her desire for popularity and her secret friendship with the smartest and most unpopular boy in her class, whose father is NASA's Director of Launch Safety. At home, discord begins to grow between her parents when her father's job as a NASA technician is threatened. Looking for escape, Dolores loses herself in her scrapbook, where she files away newspaper articles about the astronauts and the shuttles, and stories about her idol, Judith Resnik. Then, on the morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing all seven astronauts on board - including Judith Resnik. Dolores becomes determined to reconstruct what went wrong, both in her parent's marriage and at NASA, in the hope that she can save her father's job and keep her family together.