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On the Threshold of Space (1956)

Scientist is sent to investigate a faulty ejector seat, then sent into space to test it, showing an assortment of human weaknesses and strengths. Basically this is about the human predicament and drama, not space.

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(as Simon Wincelberg), (as Francis Cockrell)
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Dr. Hugo Thornton
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Lee Welch
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Himself - Prologue (as Major General Dan C. Ogle)
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Scientist is sent to investigate a faulty ejector seat, then sent into space to test it, showing an assortment of human weaknesses and strengths. Basically this is about the human predicament and drama, not space.

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The Greatest, Most Dangerous Frontier of All Lies Just 17 Miles From Your House...Straight Up! See more »

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Drama

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30 April 1956 (Sweden)  »

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Testpiloten  »

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(magnetic prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Guy Madison's normally hairy chest was completely shaved for his two "beefcake" scenes with co-star Virginia Leith. See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.27 (1956) See more »

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This is a MUST if you have followed the space program from the begining.
14 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film in 1959 and again in the 1970's and it reminded me how much research and testing went into the space program before John Glenn made his historic entry into space. This film is a must for younger people to see what went on before they were born and how the space program began. Stand back and look at it today and see just how far we have come in just 42 years.


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