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MAROONED. John Sturges, director. Mayo Simon, script, from the novel by Martin Caidin. Richard Crenna, David Janssen, Gene Hackman, James Franciscus, featured astronauts. USA: Columbia Pictures, Frankovich Productions (production) / Columbia Pictures (US distribution), 1969. See IMDb for details of distribution.[1]

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Three American astronauts [...] are the first crew of an experimental space station on an extended duration mission. While returning to Earth, the main engine on the Apollo spacecraft Ironman One fails. Mission Control determines that Ironman does not have enough fuel remaining to use the reaction control system as a backup to initiate atmospheric reentry. Nor is there sufficient fuel to re-dock with the station and wait for rescue. The crew is effectively marooned in orbit.[2]

See for both threatening and necessary containment within a human-made spacecraft protecting the astronauts from space, and confining them. Cf. and contrast 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (film) from 1968 and AD ASTRA of 2019.

RDE, finishing, 25Sep19