McCauley leads a four-man team into space to begin the assembly of a space station. However, one astronaut's sleeve is caught between segments, and McCauley must devise a means to rescue him before their oxygen runs out and they're force to abandon the lieutenant. Written by
McCauley and crew blast off to assemble the first two sections of a space station, already in orbit a thousand miles up. They connect the sections, but an astronaut's suit sleeve is caught in the join, trapping him in space. A remote controlled rescue ship with special equipment is launched. It malfunctions and has to be blown up before it collides with the station and ship. With oxygen running low and nothing to loose, McCauley rigs a clamp for the caught sleeve, hoping this makeshift seal will hold when he cuts his crew-mate free.
I'd call this the best episode so far. Exciting and high production values for the time. Done for real: In a scene before launch showing a rehearsal for the assembly, two station sections and two astronauts are shown dangling from a large crane.
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