| Action, Drama, History
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 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.
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.
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