Synopsis: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a hurricane headed towards the launch site and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts capsule.
Director(s): John Sturges
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
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134 min

...which shows

a rendezvous on docking...

...with the Saturn 4B

orbital laboratory.

Buzz, what's our closing rate?

- Closing rate:
50 feet per second.

- Roger.

- Let me know when we have 25.

- Roger.

This is mission control, Houston.

Commander Pruett reported

completion of docking the Apollo... the S- 4B laboratory.

After completing systems checks,

the crew will transfer into the lab...

... in which they will live and work

for the next seven months.

This will be a test of the spacecraft,

the systems and most of all the men.

In preparation for interplanetary

deep-space missions...

... which are now being planned.

During this entire period the

astronauts will cover their activities...

... with TV cameras, which will be

tape-recorded here on Earth...

... for study and evaluation.

Well, it's not too bad. We could use

a couple of windows though.

I think we're missing the view.

What's first, Buzz?

Extra vehicular activities

in the S-509 maneuvering unit.

You take it out.

Stoney, you handle the camera.

Watch it, Stoney.

Try a little aerobatics here.

Here goes.

Buzz, how about some work?

Yeah, right.

I'm coming right down.

Okay, Buzz,

micrometeorite experiment.

- Say again, Stoney.

- Micrometeorite.

Roger, micrometeorite.

This material was obtained

during their first week in space.

I am presenting it

as a point of reference.

Here is Pruett.



We got this day before yesterday.

It demonstrates a serious decline

in the ability to perform...

...even simple manual tasks.

Just over five months of the mission

have been completed satisfactorily.

We wonder if it remains desirable to

continue for the full seven months...

...originally planned.

- What are your parameters, Courtney?

- EKG, rate and rhythm.

- EEG, brain.

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Mayo Simon

Mayo Simon is an American screenwriter, author and playwright.He is the father of the author Francesca Simon and biologist-X-Files science advisor Anne Simon. more…

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