Under the command of two experienced astronauts, a relatively untested crew set off on the Antares, a six year mission to seven planets in our solar system. The two senior astronauts, Maddux Donner and Ted Shaw, are a last minute substitute when those assigned to the mission are removed for medical reasons. Both had been on a mission to Mars 10 hears before where they were forced to leave two of their party behind. Several others on the flight are also carrying personal baggage including Zoe Barnes, who is haunted by the sounds of a crying baby. Written by
Did You Know?
Regarding the disastrous Mars mission shown in frequent flashback: The main control panel of the "Calliope" lander manned by Maddux and Shaw has a large label that reads "NCC-1701-ST-ENT". NCC-1701, of course, is the serial number of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek
(1966). Also, one of the controls is labeled a "widget." See more
[watching TV news
... as the astronauts make the final preparations for their Friday launch to the orbiting Antares spacecraft, from there to Venus and beyond. Today they had their final medical examinations, and they posed for their official portrait in Mission Control. The next few days for the crew will be devoted to saying goodbye to Earth and their loved ones.
Which one are you?
[tired glance as if at child
The mood here is buoyant but it's clear...
I'm not on this one.
Hope for the Hopeless
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