The crew of a spaceship headed to Mars discovers an accidental stowaway shortly after takeoff. Too far from Earth to turn back and with resources dwindling, the ship's medical researcher emerges as the only dissenting voice against the group that has already decided in favor of a grim outcome.
Millions of miles from home. Survival comes from sacrifice.
Did You Know?
It's mentioned in passing that the spaceship used in the movie is a cycler. A Mars Cycler is a real-life project to reach Mars using mainly gravity assist flybys, originally proposed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Once the booster has docked with the cycler there's no way to turn around and go back to Earth since the cycler has very little propellant on board, mostly for minor course corrections. This explains why the captain cannot abort the mission once they discover the stowaway. See more
All three astronauts have their visors up during the launch. During a real launch, the astronauts' visors would be down and locked the entire time. In an emergency, it's very unlikely they would have enough warning to lower their visors in time. See more
Guys, this is not a call for a solution. The entirety of Hyperion is down there trying to figure this out. I'm only telling you this because I need you to be mentally prepared for what's gonna happen.
Written and Performed by John Coltrane
Published by Jowcol Music
Courtesy of UMG Recordings, Inc under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more