USSR, June 1985. Based on actual events. After contact with the Salyut 7 space station is lost, cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh dock with the empty, frozen craft, and bring her back to life.
The year is 1985. The unmanned Soviet space station Salyut 7, which is in low Earth orbit, suddenly stops responding to commands from the Control Center. If the space station - the pride of Soviet space engineering - falls from the sky, not only will it damage the image of the country, it could also be a disaster bringing untold casualties. To investigate the failure and prevent the catastrophe, people must be sent to the station. Yet no one in history has ever attempted to dock an uncontrolled vehicle in space. To this day, this mission is considered to be the most technically challenging in the history of space exploration.Written by
The plot revolving around a fire on board the Soyuz T-13 and possibly returning with only Savinykh on board was added for the movie, in reality the crew took great care in ensuring all water had evaporated before turning on any electrical systems. See more »
Fedorov suggests that they drink alcohol to warm up. As alcohol is a depressant, it would have actually lowered their body temperatures. While, relatively speaking, it would have felt slightly warmer, the reduction in their body heat in such circumstances would be potentially dangerous. See more »
Saw it yesterday in local cinema, in OV. Only one presentation, ever. ^^ OK, the hall was filled half, but the movie was really great, Russian can do this kind of movies very well, very exciting until the last second! The acting was very well, camera too, pictures are great, especially the launch, breathtaking! Worth to see, I hope it will be relased in some other languages, at least with subtitles.
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