Solar Strike AKA Solar Attack

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Year:
2006
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Hows it going?

We've compiled the latest telemetry

which shows us to be

at about 96% of optimum.

That's well done.

Patel, I understand

you finished re-calibrating the sensors.

Yes, I have.

Show me the last transmission.

We are getting first-rate data now.

We lost the signal from the probe.

Let me replay the data

from the auxiliary sensors

to see where the problem lies.

A C.M. E?

We may have lost the probe for good.

What the hell?

But we've had no

advance warnings of CME activity.

This morning, Dr. Lucas Foster,

the billionaire entrepreneur

is spending nearly100 million dollars

of his own money to launch the Galileo

A manned scientific exploration vehicle

also known as a MAV.

Which he hopes will help mankind survive

what he calls "an uncertain future".

But which his critics

are calling "Lucas's Folly"

Stay tuned for a press conference

followed by the space plane

launch here at Foster Aeronautics.

I don't care what you do up there, Joe.

Just make sure you...

bring back some hard data

we can use to convince these geniuses.

I better get up there.

Have yourself a hell of a ride.

I will.

Hey, Jim, check the Q7 readout.

Looks a little high to me.

Yeah, she's been in flux all morning.

Don't worry, L, she's still well

within operating parameter.

So you gonna go talk

to the vultures out there?

Vulture is such a dirty bird, Jim.

Say it with me.

The media is our friend.

You really want me to say it with you?

Yes.

- The media is our friend.

- I was kidding, Jim.

You need to relax.

Yeah. Relax.

Nothing really happening here

today, right?

Not at all.

Good morning, everyone!

I'm afraid my remarks

are going to be abbreviated

because launching a vehicle

into orbit is a complex job.

Especially when I have to

make every penny count,

unlike my former employers

in the public sector.

But the question

which is really on your minds is:

Why would anyone be damn fool enough

to waste one hundred million

to send a vehicle into low-earth orbit

to study greenhouse gases.

We all know how man-made pollutants

are wreaking havoc in our atmosphere,

and how these deadly emission

are increasing exponentially

the more fossil fuels we burn.

What you don't know is

that last year alone,

methane concentrations

inside our atmosphere tripled

with potentially disastrous

consequences for the environment.

We need to do something.

The problem is... we don't know what.

My pilot, Joe Johnson is taking

the Galileo up to collect data,

so that we may find that answer.

- Any questions?

- Yes, um, Your old boss Bradley Stamp,

categorized this launch as sheer lunacy.

Is he right?

It isn't the first time

he's called one of my ideas crazy.

I think Brad is still a little upset

I didn't let him invest in my company

before it went public.

Hilarious.

Would you explain why you're

using a Russian-built craft today

instead of an American one?

It was cheaper.

But the MAV Joe will be piloting

doesn't skimp on quality or safety.

Russian-built products are as good

as anything we can make in the West.

I'm sorry we had to cut this short,

but time is money and...

I've got to go burn both.

Thank you. Thank you.

The man's a magician.

That was Lucas Foster explaining...

Lucas is making ninety-eight

million dollars go up in smoke.

Control, this is Carrier 1.

We are on the taxiway ready for take-off.

Need clearance.

Galileo? How's the startup coming?

So far so good.

How's it compare to the simulator?

I seem to remember having a bit

more legroom on the test launch.

Lucas, next time

the Russians offer you a deal,

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