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An American astronaut struggles with leaving her husband and daughter behind to embark on a dangerous mission with an international space crew.
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Series cast summary:
Hilary Swank ...  Emma Green 10 episodes, 2020
Josh Charles ...  Matt Logan 10 episodes, 2020
Vivian Wu ...  Dr. Lu Wang 10 episodes, 2020
Mark Ivanir ...  Misha Popov 10 episodes, 2020
Ray Panthaki ...  Ram Arya 10 episodes, 2020
Ato Essandoh ...  Dr. Kwesi Weisberg-Abban / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Talitha Eliana Bateman ...  Alexis Logan 10 episodes, 2020
Monique Gabriela Curnen ...  Melissa Ramirez 8 episodes, 2020
Adam Irigoyen ...  Isaac Rodriguez 8 episodes, 2020
Felicia Patti ...  Cassie Ramirez 7 episodes, 2020
Gabrielle Rose ...  Darlene Cole 7 episodes, 2020
Fiona Fu ...  CNSA Head Li Jun / ... 7 episodes, 2020
Martin Cummins ...  Jack Willmore 6 episodes, 2020
Brian Markinson ...  George Lane 6 episodes, 2020
Michael Patrick Thornton ...  Dr. Fred Putney 5 episodes, 2020
Diana Bang ...  Freddie 5 episodes, 2020
John Murphy ...  Ryan Masters 5 episodes, 2020
Veena Sood ...  IRSO Head Meera Patel 5 episodes, 2020
Anthony F. Ingram Anthony F. Ingram ...  ESA Head Ted Salter 5 episodes, 2020
Alex Vishniakoff Alex Vishniakoff ...  Roscosmos Head / ... 5 episodes, 2020

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An American astronaut struggles with leaving her husband and daughter behind to embark on a dangerous mission with an international space crew.

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Home Can Never Leave You


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Filming began in Vancouver on August 26, 2019 and ended in February 2020. See more »


Characters are seen communicating with no delay to the earth from both the moon and in space, to include audio and video. In fact, radio waves travel at 186,000 miles per second, and the moon is over 238,000 miles away from the earth. so there would be a short (1.28 second) delay each way if the transmissions were line of sight (which they were not, satellites would be used, which would add to the delay).

In contrast to this error, in Passengers, communication to the earth from deep space was shown to take 19 years, with the earliest possible reply coming in 55 years. See more »

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It's More Than an Attempt to Reach Mars
7 September 2020 | by dtporter-886-883020See all my reviews

I watched the first episode, became intrigued, and then curious. How did others view this series? I normally don't bother watching "TV series" with a rating lower than 7.0. Lo and behold, at the time Away was rated 5.4! Then I looked at the episode ratings, most of which were in the upper 7's. Odd descrepancy for sure.

So what? The user reviews were using two of my favorite series as touchstones--Star Trek and 2001 a Space Odyssey. They forgot this was a real story about real issues. Family, faith, struggling between career vs patriotism vs family, politics vs group cohesion.

Make no mistake about it, this is no fairy tale. Sure some liberties were taken with physics (e.g., comm speeds), but the struggle of humans to leave what is dear to encounter new frontiers? This what makes humans human. Soap opera? I don't think so. Humanity at its best, overcoming its own toxic nature.

Enjoy. Be patient. Swank, Charles, Bateman and the rest of the cast will bring you to a new understanding of professionals who are still people, real people, real heroes with real weaknesses.

The writing is crisply luxuriant, one of the great advantages of ten hours, rather than two. Listen for nuance, revel in a pool of learning about what it means to be human.

It's more than an attempt to reach Mars. The stars, my friends, the stars.

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