When the U.S. learns the Soviets are about to launch a manned mission to the moon, they feel it imperative that they get there first. The moon program isn't ready to launch yet so they decide to send one man in a modified Gemini capsule that will be able to land on the moon. The astronaut will have to stay there for up to a year - in a special built shelter that will be sent ahead of time - until an Apollo mission can rescue him. The obvious choice for the mission is Chiz, who knows the Gemini inside out but the Soviets are sending civilians, not military men, so geologist Lee Stegler is asked to go. He has only three weeks however to learn about the intricacies of the spacecraft and no one is sure if he will make it.
The motion picture that puts a man on the moon ... and you will follow him every terrifying second of the way ...
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Did You Know?
This marked Robert Altman
's return to feature films after working in television for ten years. See more
When James Caan is sitting in his car outside the space center building, a shadow and reflection of the crew/boom mike can be seen on the car. See more
Who'll be there to help him on the moon?
Not a soul!