PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The film's cascade of debris is a very real possibility. This scenario is known as the Kessler syndrome, named after N.A.S.A. scientist Donald J. Kessler who first proposed the theory in 1978. A cascading Kessler syndrome involving an object the size of the International Space Station would trigger a catastrophic chain-reaction of debris. The orbiting debris field would make it impossible to launch space exploration missions or satellites for many decades.
Please verify that the P1 ATA removal on replacement cap part 1 and 2 are complete.
Explorer Captain: DMA, M1, M2, M3 and M4 are complete.
Mission Control: Okay. Copy that, Explorer. Dr. Stone, Houston. Medical is concerned about your ECG readings.
Ryan Stone: I'm fine, Houston.
Mission Control: Well, medical ...
During re-entry, debris is shown zooming past the capsule. This might be regarded as a goof because it's all part of the same Chinese space station and should be re-entering at the same speed. Whilst this might be true initially, the increasing drag from the atmosphere will slow the debris but this will differ according to the size and shape of each object. Larger, denser pieces will not be slowed as much as lighter or less aerodynamic objects.
There are no opening credits, with the exception of the movie's title, which also appears at the start of the closing credits, and again halfway through the closing credits
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