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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. Written by
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When Astronaut Lloyd does his "acrobatics" with the rocket pack, the sunlight is clearly hitting his right side. However, when he makes a 360 turn, the sunlight remains on the right side of his suit no matter what position he is in during the turn. See more »
[regarding the earliest possible time for rescue]
You know of course that by 22:31:06, the crew will be dead. There's not enough oxygen left for three men to live that long.
Well what about... two men?
We don't figure that way, we plot total pressure against total use.
Is there sufficient oxygen for two men? For one?
Two might just make it.
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Astronauts Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman, and James Franciscus are on a several month mission in outer space. It's scheduled for seven months, but NASA Director Gregory Peck decides to bring them home early as they are showing signs of fatigue.
But something goes terribly wrong with the reentry rockets and the guys are stranded up there in space with about a 42 hour supply of oxygen. It's looking pretty grim because we're not sure that a rescue mission is feasible. Chief astronaut David Janssen and Gregory Peck lock horns on this issue at a staff meeting. Add to that a hurricane is developing in Caribbean that will be passing over Florida and Cape Kennedy.
But they try and Marooned is about that attempt. As a film it doesn't get too much into character development except during a sequence when the astronaut wives, Lee Grant, Nancy Kovack, and Mariette Hartley are brought in to boost morale all around. It does concentrate on the rescue mission and the special effects for which Marooned got an Academy Award in 1969.
I'm not a science buff by any means, but Marooned was projected several years into the future, the long missions that Crenna, Hackman, and Franciscus were on were years away. But Marooned seemed to get the future right.
It's a dated film now, but still exciting and suspenseful.
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