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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

They're now beginning

to pressurize the tanks.

Pressurize all of the tanks in

all three stages with gaseous helium.

As the pressurization builds up,

it's monitored.

Here in the control center, our

status board still indicating all is well.

Network, Flight. You configured

for the terminal count?

- Roger, Flight. We're a go.

- Okay.

Check status

for terminal count, Rooster?

- Go, Flight.

- Retro?

- We're a go.

- Fido?

- Go.

- GMC?

- Go, Flight.

- E- CO M?

- Affirmative, Flight.

- F- CO M?

Go all the way.

Sony Panel Three, tape recorder

forward, switch to forward.

- Verify gray bar.

- Roger, we have a gray flag.

DNC is running, Flight.

Roger, in automatic sequence,

start on my mark.

- Mark.

- All right, Jim.

- Stand by your panel 325 function.

- Roger.

- Fuel pre-pressure initiated.

- Roger, Fuel.

- This one's gonna light on your toes.

- PCS bypass on.

- Glycol radiator full to bypass.

- Full to bypass.

- Internal cooling, Flight.

- This is launch control.

The second stage fuel tank

is pressurized.

The third stage liquid oxygen tank

pressurizing at this time.

Ironman One, this is Flight,

how do you read?

- Loud and clear, Dick.

- All right.

CMP on panel two,

verify program two.

- We're a go, Flight.

- Roger.

- Flight recorder to record.

- GDC, align.

- GDC, align.

- All recorders to flight speed.

- Network, Flight. All okay with you?

- Affirmed, Flight.

RTC, you got everybody configured

for commands?

- That's affirmative.

- Internal power and go, Flight.

- You got the transfer?

- That's affirmed.

Ironman One, stand by

for the 10-second count.

Roger, Ted.

Ten, nine, eight...

... seven, six, five, four...

- Flight, safety is green downrange.

- Roger, safety green.

- Booster okay.

- Go, Flight.

- Everything okay?

- Affirmed.

- GNC?

- Go, Flight.

- E- CO M?

- Flight, we're a go.


D X manual.

- Stand by for mode one Charlie.

- Mode one Charlie.

Mode one Charlie.

Rooster, I need your

status for staging.

- The tower has jettisoned.

- Trajectory and guidance are a go.

Roger, trajectory and guidance a go.

- Spacecraft systems are a go.

- Spacecraft systems are go.

- All spacecraft systems are go.

- No mistaking.

- We have CECO.

- Roger, CECO.

Hey, it looks like a fine day

down there!

I can see all the way

from Gibraltar to Greece.

Coming up on the terminator, should

be in our first sunset in a few minutes.

- Loss of signal with Canary.

- Roger, LOS.

Okay time to activate TV transmission.

We remote to Houston through

Araya, Buzz.

Araya One, this is Ironman, how do

you copy, over?

Ironman One, Araya. I read you

loud and clear, copy.

I read you the same.

On my mark, TV transmission

from camera A.

- Mark.

- Smile!

- How are you getting this?

- A little snowy, Ironman.

Clearing up now.

Clear now. Good picture.

Well, say something, Ted.

Are we beautiful?

Ironman, this is Houston.

See you real good, all three of you.

- How about the other camera, Jim?

- Camera B coming on.


You should be getting me now.

Here's Buzz.

Here's Stoney.

- How's it look?

- Sharp and clear.

How are you for docking

with the lab?

Docking is still planned

for the second orbit as advertised.

Roger. We have an update

on your initial phase maneuver.

Delta V, 249 at.3 feet per second.

This is mission control, Houston... 22 minutes into the flight

of Ironman One.

After a brief 20-minute flight

across the Atlantic...

...the spacecraft is now

crossing the Mediterranean.

We begin to look at the

business of the flight plan...

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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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