Cast & Crew
George D Nelson
Examines the tragedy and consequences that confront man's race to the cosmos, from contemporary crises aboard MIR to the deadly launch fire that killed astronauts in the Apollo 1 capsule. Astronauts, cosmonauts and NASA engineers describe the incredible risks accompanying each phase of flight, from launch and orbit to space walks, re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, and landing. First-person accounts, NASA and news footage and visits to the Kennedy and Johnson Space centers, as well as "Star City" (the Yuri Gagarin Flight Center) in Moscow, round out this look at the realities of space travel.