Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful... See full summary »
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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Commander Pruett suggests shutting down two of the fuel cells to save electricity, saying that they can start them up again later. However the fuel cells do not use electricity - they produce it. They work by combining oxygen and hydrogen to produce electricity, and a little water. This is the reverse of electrolysis of water to produce oxygen and hydrogen. However shutting down the fuel cells is done by closing the reactant valves, and this is a one-way action as the valves cannot be re-opened except by technicians on the ground accessing the equipment. See more »
[after being asked by Stone what he saw when a psychologist held up a blank sheet of paper during his astronaut acceptance boards]
I saw a field covered with snow. And underneath was new oats. Then the snow melted and the field turned to green. But the psychologist said I was all wrong, it was just a blank sheet of paper.
He took you anyway?
Yeah, I guess they made a mistake.
No, no, they don't make mistakes.
That's right, I forgot. They don't make mistakes do they?
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