Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev is the focus of this chronicle of life on the Russian space station Mir, showing what outer space is really like. In addition to the routine day-to-day activities ... See full summary »

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Anatoli Arzebarski
Sergei Krikalev
Helen Sharman
Aleksandr Volkov
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Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev is the focus of this chronicle of life on the Russian space station Mir, showing what outer space is really like. In addition to the routine day-to-day activities of eating, exercising, and conducting experiments in weightlessness, Krikalev is a bystander to the collapse of the Soviet Union during his 10-month stay onboard Mir in 1991-92. Written by Norman Cook <cook@ssdgwy.mdc.com>

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3 December 1997 (France)  »

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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Performed by Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon
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Great film about the Soviet/Russian Mir Program
1 May 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This film is very good, and should be widely seen in the United States about the Soviet/Russian Mir program. "Out of the Present" is notable for its historic record, and is a compelling document of the two Russian cosmonauts who circled the globe for more than a year during tumultuous events back home in Moscow.

The film is perfect for educators, historians interested in space programs and society, documentary filmmakers, and others interested in this fascinating but overlooked subject.

The film transfer to DVD is also excellent -- very crisp image display!


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