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
Oksana Fandera and Mariya Mironova co-starred together in Statskiy sovetnik (2005). See more »
It is said several times that if the cosmonauts can't revive Salyut, the military will have to shoot it down. In reality this was never even suggested as the Soviets had no means to destroy an orbiting space station. See more »
Had a great time watching it. Was really pleasantly surprised with the quality and believability of the world created in this film - both in space and in the 70th Russia. Amazing, breathtaking story and timeless values. Beautiful entertainment that leaves you changed and moved.
I wish there was more stories like that portraying real heroes, people capable of such unimaginable courage.
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