After years of flying fighter planes and 5 years as test pilot, Guy is now, Dec. 4, 1959, on a secret British space capsule orbiting Earth trying to reenter but things start going wrong. Can he, despite cold war, get back to Earth safely?
Guy is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain's first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space with a malfunctioning capsule. He has limited contact with the UK, some unusual communication with the US and some unorthodox communication with Tyuratam deep in Soviet Russia. Who will help him? Will he make the right choice?Written by
The images of Earth outside the windows of the Capsule used no CGI and were in fact a front projected 90 minute 4k video of one complete orbit of Earth shot from space. See more »
After Taylor sacrifices his cabin heaters to restore power to the rest of his equipment, the capsule's interior temperature drops within eight minutes to near-freezing temperatures. Actually, manned spacecraft require internal cooling, not heating, even when passing through Earth's shadow. More heat is generated by occupants and equipment than is dissipated to space in the form of electromagnetic radiation. Even during Apollo 13, in which nearly all equipment was turned off to conserve the crippled spacecraft's power, similar temperature loss occurred over the course of days, not minutes. See more »
The credits end with, "No astronauts were harmed in the making of this movie." See more »
I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it was not for the pilot being a bag of nerves, always panicking, losing his cool and nothing at all like someone who had an outstanding career in the air force and been selected to be the first pilot of the British space programme. It was just ridiculous, and because of this I never felt anything for him because he just annoyed me so much.
Fortunately I forced myself to put up with up with all that and eventually the story started to improve in the last 40 minutes. I liked the ending and there are twists in the ending which were unexpected.
It's worth a watch but try and put up with the slow burning start and the awful unrealistic reactions of the pilot and you'll see an enjoyable story unravel - eventually.
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