Exploding Sun (2013) Movie Script

Authorities in Australia report that
the solar storm electromagnetic
pulse overloaded power stations
all along Australia's eastern coast.
Though the storm occurerd some
hours after sundown local time,
the high energy burst
was apparently diverted
around the curvature of the earth
to strike Sydney after dark.
The young woman was killed instantly.
Call an ambulance!
Now the intensity and
effect of this solar storm
is reminisant of
the geomagnetic storm
that was a result of a cordal
mass eject on March 9th 1989,
that knocked out power in the
Canadian province of Quebec.
That storm originated on earth
with extremely intense aurora's
at both poles that were visible as
Really? -Uh huh
Well I know we're going through
a peak in the solar cycle,
but it generated a storm.
Does this change anything
for the flight tomorrow?
I don't think so.
Go home.
Go to sleep. I need you tomorrow.
You're on launch diagnostic systems
and fuel disbursement back ups.
I need you.
When you talk like that,
it really turns me on.
So come on, let's just go back to your
place and order some Chinese.
We just take.
Fine, let's just go back to your
place and do more tech talk
I know, I'm too young,
I could get hurt, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Listen. I told you when
we started working together,
you don't want to
hang out with me. Ok.
You remember that.
Ya. I thought you were
just being mysterious.
How was I supposed to know
you were incapable of lying?
I told you that, too.
Yes. You did. You told me that. Yes.
Do you know
that biologically that two people
can tell a lot from each other
by the transfer of genetic information
that occurs from kissing.
It's a miracle of Darwinian selection.
What's my DNA telling you right now?
That uh, one day I'm going to get to you
and when I do you're going
to be in big trouble.
Ok. Won't be the first time
a kiss got me in trouble.
Whoa. Slow down. Don't you
think we're moving a little fast?
No, and now kiss me.
No. Hey it's only been our third date.
You want a fourth one? Kiss me.
We don't have a lot of time.
Uh, until what?
What the hell!
Tempo is recovered.
Returning to castle.
Tempo? I thought you told me
your name was Lara Smith?
Miss Mathany, please come with us.
Mathany? Lara Mathany?
I've been dating
the president's daughter?
Ugh! Ugh!
Making out with some boy
in the back seat of car.
Nothing happened.
Hey, you just slipped your secrect
service detail and you just ran off.
do you even realize
the risk you put yourself at?
I was being discrete.
You're the president's daughter.
You're held to a higher standard.
I didn't ask for any of that.
I want a normal life.
Well you can have one in a year.
Five if I'm re-elected.
We'll talk about your
behaviour when I get back.
Wish me luck.
Ya. Good luck on your publicity stunt.
Hey! Hey!
It's ok. Just leave her.
Were you like that at sixteen?
Worse. You're sure
this is going to be safe?
Roebling's a genious.
He's poached the best minds from NASA.
This program better funded
than any other government agency.
I'd go in a second if I could.
I know.
Well, I'll see you Thursday.
I don't think I hold you enough.
so hold me now.
Well I am really excited for you and,
no I really am.
Ya, no I am. Really, ya.
Ya, I think he's just trying to
make up for the G force test
he put me through.
Well I think that's what you get
when you're the oldest
member of the group, right?
does your back still hurt?
Uh, now it's my shoulder.
Um, one second. Can you wait? Paul?
Can you just, um,
take care of theswe guys?
Sure. Ya.
You know, um, if you think it's too
much for you, you could pull out.
No way. We both know
what the camp runs on.
Food, used clothing donations.
And this little trip of mine
is going to raise awareness
for our work to new heights.
Just come back soon,
prefereably in one piece. Hmm.
Did you hear from JJ?
No. No, I thought he'd at
least call and wish me luck.
Mr. Elias?
I gotta go. I'll call when I'm back.
Good morning everyone.
My name is Peter Roebling,
and I want to welcome you to
this the most exciting day of,
well the most exciting
day of all our lives.
Today marks the beginning of
a new era in civillian space flight.
No longer will man flights belong
excluslively to governments
or special interests.
As of today,
space belongs to the people.
Now I would like to
introduce Dr. Craig Bakus,
formerly a senior engineer with NASA
but now Roebling Spaceport's
designer and head engineer.
He's going to talk
you through today's flight.
Thank you Peter and thank you all
for coming out today
and good morning.
The Roebling Clipper is without a doubt
the most advanced
civillian aircraft ever built.
It's designed to take off and fly
just like a regular airplane
but also to be able to leave and
re enter the earth's atmosphere.
Taking off from our
runway just outside here
command pilot Fiona Henslaw.
Let's give her a hand. Thank you.
she'll take the Clipper up to
an altitude of 50,000 feet.
And from there she'll fire a rocket,
that will take her and the Clipper up to
seventy miles above the earth's surface.
Hey, Jeff Gustas, WLDQ Network.
Hi Jeff.
Craig, is this the scalar drive
we've been hearing about?
Ah, no. It's not the scalar drive,
it's a special hybrid,
designed to get us into low orbit.
And once we are in low orbit
we'd fire the scalar drive.
John Davis CNJ News.
Can you tell us the difference
betwween a scalar drive
and a regular rocket engine?
That's a good question.
Well a regular rocket engine burns fuel.
So no fuel, no prepulsion,
but the scalar drive
uses solar radiation.
And there's plenty of
that in out in space.
Let me tell ya.
Think of the scalar drive a little
bit like a music amplifier,
but instead of making your
neighbor's tunes louder,
what is does is that
it takes the energy from radiation
and it amps that up.
Take bad music put it into an amplifier
and you get a headache,
take solar radiation,
you put it into the scalar drive
and you get massive exceleration.
Cindy Powers, NTX News.
How fast are you talking about?
One thousand
three hundred miles a minute.
Which is about one ten thousanth of
the speed of light. And that's a...
well that's ah pretty damn fast.
Isn't it?
The trip around the moon
and back today should take
just under seven hours.
Dr. Bakus. Is scalar technology safe?
It's about as safe as your drive
out here today Jeff. Maybe safer.
Thank you Dr. Bakus.
Thank you. -Well done.
Joan? She just walked in.
Ahh family? Parents?
I don't know.
Let's get her to medical.
Just make sure she's ok.
What's your update?
We get a ton of rice in a couple
of days but it's crap quality.
Ugh. I really don't care.
Just so long as they bring in
the water purification tablets.
Ah, they're gone.
Mehrzad's men had them
hijacked off the aid supply trucks.
High energy biscuits too.
Did you text him?
Can we set up a Skype call?
It's really hard to save a
thousand of his starving people
while he's stealing our supplies.
I guess if you're a war lord selling
aid supplies on the black market
you don't care about killing
off a few of your countrymen.
Clearly. Just wish
he'd steal the crap he wants.
Ladies and gentlemen,
please join with me
and help welcome a true
legend of the US Spae Program,
Commander Don Wincroft.
Did you know Wincroft was coming?
Are you kidding me?
On a pissed off scale of 1 to 10?
Nineteen. -Ok.
Thank you. Thank you.
Good morning everyone.
A special good morning to
you our civillian astronauts.
In a few hours they will do
what most people only dream of.
Break free from
the earth's grasp and fly.
He sure talks pretty.
You take with you all the earth's
best hopes, dreams and ambitions.
God speed.
Crew and passengers
of the Roebling Clipper.
When I first found out that
I was picked from all of
Virginia to go on this flight,
ah, I was pretty shocked.
Especiallysince I didn't know that my
wife had entered me in the lottery.
But what she didn't know
is that I entered her too. Oh.
Ok. I'll see you later?
Don't you know never
to say that to a girl?
See you later sounds like a shut down.
Like, I'll see you never.
Ya, I'm sorry.
Ok, ok.
I'll call you sometime.
I will see you soon.
Dr. Bakus.
How bout a few words with
you and Commander Wincroft?
I'm sorry. I'm busy.
The hardest part I think is leaving
my wife in Afghanistan.
We hope that my being here today
will help draw attention to the needs
of the refugees that we're helping.
Do you have any concerns about
last night's events in Sydney?
Oh none at all.
And besides, I know the
Roebling Clipper inside out.
If there's any problem,
I know where to kick it to fix it.
So you have no concerns even
though this launch is happening
during a spike in solar activity?
Oh. None what so ever.
And besides, if there
was anything working wrong
we'd have scrubbed the mission.
How bout that son of a bitch asking
about the spike in solar activity?
It's a reasonable question.
What? Are you saying that we're at risk?
No, I'm saying it's
a reasonable question, Peter.
It's space travel. There's always risks.
Craig. Is there any solid
data that we're in danger?
Ok, would you get on the flight?
You know I would.
Well, that's good enough for me.
We've been following Mr. Roebling's
successes for some time now,
and personally I'm thrilled
that Peter invited me to come.
My husband and I
have absolute confidence that
this will be a safe
and exciting journey.
Dr. Bakus. Excuse me Dr Bakus,
I'm Reg Walker, Reggie,
Reginald if you'd like. Ha.
Hi Reginald.
I'm a communications technician
and we met a couple of weeks ago.
Dr. Bakus.
I need you to take a look at this.
Anyways I'm going to be working
intergrated communications today.
I'd just like to say Dr. Bakus,
it's a real honor to be serving
with you on this mission.
Thanks. You're still here.
Um, well look,
I'm a doctoral student at the Polytech
and I was wondering if you'd consider
looking over my uh, my thesis?
Reggie, it's a big day
for both of us here today.
I need you to focus in. Ok?
Abso, no I'm focussed.
Uh, uh, no I did not, not today.
Ha ha, I'm just thinking
sometime in the near future.
Um, you know what,
why don't you give me
your ah cell phone number?
I can text you my contact info. Huh?
I don't have a cell phone.
That's a brilliant life choice.
Ya. You know what?
I'm going to give you
my cell phone number,
and you can just call me
whenever you'd like. How bout that?
You're not at your work station.
Ya. Right. Ha. Ya.
Ok. Alright everybody,
let's get this party started.
Com loop check time.
Mom! Look, there's dad!
He looks cool in that space suit.
She'll have to call you back later.
Who was that?
Ah Dr. Gallagher's office.
That could have been important.
Today you're not a nurse.
Today you are an astronaut's wife.
Besides you have to keep this line free.
Relax mom. The PR company
will call. They said they will.
You know things are really
going to change around here.
Jose said he might even write
a book about his experiences.
Write a book.
He can barely write his name.
Well it's true, isn't it?
Yes, hello? She'll call yo back!
Mind if I watch?
Yes. What are you doing here anyway?
NASA sent me as a personal
favor to President Methany.
Serves me right for voting for him.
So how you been?
Really? Is this the conversation
we're going to have?
What's next,
woody banter about the weather.
If you'll excuse me
I've got a space ship to fly.
Well done.
Almost like a real space program.
Bite me.
I'd be nice. The world is watching.
What are you doing here anyway?
The first ever paying tourist was
a wealthy american industrialist
who flew to the international
space station...
You're late. -Sorry.
MSNBC needed a statement.
Well I guess it
must be a pretty busy day
being the President's Science advisor?
Yes Mr. President.
Television seems to really love
your husband there Cheryl.
Which one?
I'm sorry. That was awkward.
It's fine Mr. President.
Craig and I divorced years ago.
We're both past it.
Well in that case the one on the left.
In that case, thank you Mr. President.
Ok. This is flights.
I need a launch status check TBC.
TVC is go.
Inco is go flight.
Right. That's it.
We are go for launch. Roebling One
you have clearance for take off.
Roger that flight.
And sir we have lift off.
Alright everybody
just like we trained for.
Now once we get to 50,000 feet,
that's when the show really begins.
what do you think Fiona?
This beats working for the airforce.
Though I did like the
airforce flight suits better.
Well you know I think these suits
help to fire up
the imagination of the public.
Not to mention our investors.
Always looking out for the bottom line.
Huh Peter?
Altitude reading,
cruising up to 22,000 feet.
How are you doing Mr. Hernandez?
Pretty good. Except for the fact that my
heart's about to jump out of my chest.
Back at the press conference
you said you weren't scared.
I lied.
So, uh, is this your
first time flying into space?
Yes. And yours?
It's my first time flying. Period.
Well if you get really nervous
you can grab onto my hand.
And piss off the President of the
United States. I got enough trouble.
29,000 feet and climbing.
Hey Alan. Why don't you
wave to the folks at home?
Donate now to the Elias refugee camp.
Send this man your money.
He will save refugees
and he might even win himself
another humanitarian prize.
How we doing Denise?
A OK boss.
Madam First Lady?
I'm doing just great.
How's she flying Fiona?
Here we are aboard the Roebling Clipper.
Approaching 50,000 feet.
I'm sorry Mr. Miller but trading
in all exchanges has been halted.
There's some kind of
electrical glitch in the system.
No, I'm sure it's absolutely nothing.
On camera we see Alan Elias.
Mr Elias of course and his wife Joan
noted humanitarian releif efforts.
Yes,yes I have those documents
here in my hand.
And as soon as trading resumes
I will be sure to exicute
your exchange.
College students has since grown
into a major international
aid organization
with branches in...
Yes he is my father. -more than
70 countries all over the world.
An you may recall a few years ago
- I'm very excited for him.
the Elias' were honored
by the nobel commity
and recognized with the prestigious
Simmons accomodation
for their relief efforts in Afghanistan.
35,000 feet. 36,000 feet.
Still climbing.
Hey listen I was out of line earlier,
with that uh crack about
the real space program,
uh, and uh for that. I'm sorry.
I think you've mistaken me for somebody
who actually cares what you think.
I guess it's a little much for me
to think that we could
still be friendly, huh?
Sure. Whatever.
How's Cheryl?
She's good. She's ah... she's good.
I'll let her know you said hello.
I didn't.
Roebling Clipper at 48,000 feet. 49,000.
Flight we are at ignition altitude.
Roebling Clipper,
you ready to light it up?
Roger Flight.
Yeah BABY!
Roebling One to Flight.
We are in low earth orbit.
Roger that Roebling One.
Welcome to space.
Good job.
Great job.
He's so cool. -Ya.
Roebling One to Flight.
We are in low earth orbit.
Roger that. Roebling One.
Welcome to space.
To Alan Elias.
The Elias Afghan Relief
Camp's first astronaut.
To Alan!
Alan is in space.
And there you have it
ladies and gentlemen,
after a near flawless launch the
Roebling Clipper has achieved orbit.
And there on camera
right now we see Alan Elias.
Ah Mr Elias the oldest member on board
Roebling Clipper's inaugural flight.
Congratulations everybody
on being the first commercial
passengers in space.
Now I have a special
little gift for everyone.
Astronaut bubbly.
Ah, champagne in a bag!
Nicely done sir.
What a view.
Hey. I thought you forgot about me.
Never. How's the ship?
Oh please tell me you did not ask about
the ship before asking about me.
I am repentant.
Ya. You better be.
I'm fine, thanks for asking
and so is the Roebling Clipper.
Can you do me a favor?
When you get back,
prepare a report for me on
the fuel cells from the scalar drive.
Just curious to see wether or
not the photonic distribution
was affected by the change in gravity.
That is a masive turn on.
So, how are you doing?
I'm great.
This is an amazing experience actually,
and, I just,
I wish I could share it with you.
Listen, Denise.
When you get back,
I really do want that report
on photonic distribution.
Denise huh?
Why don't you do me a favor,
stick to what you know.
Mission Control
this is the space station.
We have a visual on
the Roebling Clipper.
Copy that space station.
How does she look?
Like the future of space travel.
You've been reading our
promotional material again I see.
I wish I had the money to invest.
She's good to go Dr. Bakus.
Thanks Ivan.
Roebling One this is Flight.
You're good to go for
scalar drive ignition.
Copy that Flight.
Ladies and gentlemen,
next stop, the moon.
Sit back and relax folks,
this is going to be something.
On my mark. And mark.
Pushing through 1000. 1100,
pushing past 1300 miles per minute.
What the hell!?
Oh my god!
What was that?
Everybody just, just stay calm alright.
Can you hear me Craig?
Are you there?
Talk to me. Do you have
any idea what's going on?
I can't take anything up here.
Talk to me Craig
What's happening?
I don't know.
Denise. What's going on?
I'm not sure.
Some kind of spike in the energy,
maybe a solar anomaly.
Come on!
Everyone hold on tight.
We're figuring this out.
Don. What's happening?
We don't know yet.
Some sort of power surge.
Inco, can you pull up space station?
I'm on it.
Thank you.
Space station is up.
We need to know
whats on your sensors.
Thanks Inco.
It was a wave of cosmic rays.
Micro burst.
From where? Solar or galactic?
Local. From our sun.
We're detecting a CME behind it.
Big one.
Cheryl. Copy that space station.
It was a blast of cosmic radiation.
There's a big CME storm
following right behind it.
Denise? That was a cosmic ray.
Coronal mass ejection
bringing up the rear.
How's everybody doing up there?
Freaking the hell out. How bad is this?
I don't know yet.
Flight... check your monitor.
She's accelerating. Hang on.
Fiona. Can you confirm
the engine readings please?
Ah... 47 percent, and, and rising.
51 percent
Shut down the mains.
Negative on an engine shut down.
Oh my god.
53 percent.
Damn it.
Hey, will you tell me
what the hell is going on?
The Clipper is accelerating
right at the moon,
and if you would just
stay out of our way
maybe we can get
something done about it.
Cheryl we got a real
situation brewing here.
No I'm not so sure
he's capable to deal with it.
Thank you.
Mr. President.
How bad is it?
A cosmic ray storm triggered a
malfunction in the scalar drive.
The passengers are ok.
Mission control is doing
everything they can to fix it.
So they can fix it?
We don't know yet.
If you needed publicity so bad,
why didn't you send
mom to a kid's hospital,
instead of into space?
Can you kill power to
the scalar drive remotely?
We already tried that.
Guidance, what's our current course?
If she keeps keeps accelerating
she's gonna blow right past the moon
and shoot off into space.
What do we have remote access to?
How about the thrusters?
How about you let me handle this?
How about you cut crap
and let me help you.
Here, put these on.
Have you tried bypassing
you're A/B Bus modules?
What is our current speed?
2789 miles per minute.
Is that even possible?
Are any of the engines responding?
Thrusters? -No.
Retros? -I can't get anything.
Come on, damn it.
What are these guys still doing here?
They have permission to be here.
Get out of here!
Not anymore they don't.
Were done here gentlemen.
Not anymore they don't.
Were done here gentlemen.
Well as yo just saw there,
ah, it seems that ah,
Commander Don Wincroft is no
longer allowing our news crew
to broadcast live from inside
mission control, so...
We will continue to bring you updates
as this situation unfolds, ah, meantime
Fiona!? -I'm trying!
Flame out. Engine just shut itself down.
Denise? Are these readings correct?
The engine's off.
Flamed out.
Oh, thank god.
What she said. Thank god.
We're no longer accelerating.
But we're not slowing down either.
Are we?
Flight, can you confirm
our current trajectory?
I can't get a read up here anymore.
Working on that right now. Guidance?
Give me another minute.
You don't have another minute.
Fido? I want you to work up
the following protocol.
Well as you saw just moments ago
we have lost our video feed from
inside the Roebling Spaceport.
But we are going to
go now live to our reporter
Jeff Gustas who is standing by outside.
Ah Jeff, what is the latest?
All we know is that there's
been some sort of a mishap
aboard the Roebling Clipper.
Whether it's mechanical malfunction
or something caused by human error,
we really don't have any way
of determining at the moment.
Alright. Thank you very much.
That of course Jeff Gustas our reporter
who is tracking this developing
story for us this afternoon.
This is what I got.
You sure?
Hundred percent.
We need to call the President
So it's not going to hit the moon?
That's correct Mr. President.
The current trajectory
will bring the ship
close enough to the lunar surface
that the gravity will slingshot
it around the moon.
And back towards earth?
No Sir. The ships going so fast that
it's going to veer off into
space towards the sun.
Oh God. What about a rescue?
I'm sorry Mr President but that's
just out of the question right now.
We are presently working at
firing the thrusters remotely,
Sir from Mission Control.
That's true Sir,
but it's a very very long shot.
Statistically close to impossible.
But not actually impossible?
No Sir.
You don't know
what you're talking about.
You bet I do.
Ok. Listen. Make it happen.
I don't care how, just do it.
Cheryl, go there.
I want eyes and ears in Mission Control,
I wan to know what's happening
as it happens, no matter what.
I understand Mr. President.
Why are you giving him false hope?
I'm not quite ready to
give up on your ship yet.
I'm not giving up on my ship!
But I'm not blowing smoke either.
You know what,
that's always been your problem.
You just don't know when to quit.
Well you don't know when to fight
for something worth fighting for.
You never did.
You know, um, she only went
because I asked her to.
They're doing everything they can
to bring the First Lady home Sir.
Windcroft and Bakus,
they ever let you down?
Not together.
Aren't there back up systems?
There are always back up systems.
There are plenty of back up systems.
No one could have
anticipated a problem like this.
Ya, I'm here. You got some good news?
We're working on some
models right now to see
if we can't get those
thrusters firing remotely.
Well that's never going to work.
I wish it could but it won't.
It might.
You just keep working on
the thrusters on your end, ok?
Listen, about those scalar fuel
cells numbers you asked for.
I think we can put a pin
in that for now right?
No, there's something odd about them.
Like they're over clogged,
as if they were adjusted to
perform at higher levels then
when we tested them.
Could that happen all on it's own?
Ya, that's what I thought.
Denise, let's just focus for now on
getting the thrusters working ok?
Roger that.
But there's really no point.
Mom, what I was trying to say is that
I'm not happy you're alone right now.
Well that's never bothered you before.
I'm sorry. That was mean.
I'm not alone JJ.
I'm surrounded by 950 people
who need me.
There's nothing either of us can
do for your dad right now.
Well I'm sure the US is
doing everything they can
to protect him and these people.
Governments don't
save people JJ, people do.
People save people.
Mom. What the... Ma! Hello?
Now as the Clipper slingshots around
the moon she'll be pulling 9 G's...
Excuse me. Is she rated for that?
Ok. Ya I get it
I'm just communications.
I'll shut up. Ya.
No, that's a good question.
Dr. Bakus.
It's a dog and pony show.
I thought this was a closed facility.
Not anymore.
I'm here under orders of the
President of the United States.
Can the Roebling Clipper
withstand 9 G's of force?
Yes. Barely but yes.
As I was saying,
9 G's will send the Clipper
to veer off it's plotted course
and head on an 87 degree
trajectory towards the sun.
Now we need to be ready to transmit
the thruster control signal the minute
she clears the far side of the moon.
Now get your calculations together,
let's get on it.
Hey Don. -Hey Baby.
I'm glad you two have put aside
the animosity to work together.
It's an illusion.
The odds of Don's plan
working are about...
Twenty percent.
Zero point zero one percent
You know Craig
even if you're right,
the Clipper is travelling
at 11,000 miles a minute.
That puts it in the sun in six days.
Guess we better hope this
plan works then. Right Superman?
How is he?
Well he's about the same.
A brilliant guy but a pill.
Clearly he still hates me and
he's not that wild about you either.
But I'm glad you're here.
Me too.
Let me show you around.
The information I'm receiving
about the rescue plan
is spotty at best.
Um, my sources are telling me
that it involves some kind
of a transmition of a signal
from Mission Control to the Roebling
Clipper that will somehow,
slow the ship down...
Ok. Thank you very much Jeff.
How's she holding up?
It's hard for her.
Ah, well as Jeff was saying...
- It's hard for all of us.
Look if there's anythinbg you need,
anything you want, just call me.
Claire? I just wanted to remind you
about the council meeting
in 30 minutes.
Let's cancel that. I'm staying here.
You don't have to do that.
I belong here with all of you.
We're all in this together.
Isn't it a little late to
change the meeting?
The nice thing about being mayor
is that I get to do
whatever the hell I want.
Clipper is in any type of
condition to receive a signal,
when and if it is broadcast.
And our experts here on
the ground are telling us
that any type of rescue plan
at this point is a longshot.
Once we hit lunar orbit I'll
need eveyone belted in tightly.
Face forward in your seats
and try to stay calm.
Try to stay calm, are you serious?
Would you just relax.
You are in good hands.
The hands that got us into this mess?
Those the hands you're talking about?
Gentlemen please.
We're all feeling the presure here,
this is not going to help.
Denise, how you doing?
Considering we just had to rip
Roebling and Elias appart, fine.
How are you doing firing
those thrusters remotely?
We're working on it but
just don't wait for it ok?
You just keep working on
the thrusters yourself.
What if we don't slow down?
Where do we end up with our trajectory?
Six days and you're going
to get pulled into the sun.
No Craig, you can't let that happen.
We're gonna get you
out of there Denise.
No you don't understand Craig.
If the scalar drive hits the sun,
which is already going
through an active phase,
the drive will just amplify
the energy in the solar plasma
and send it shooting out
into every direction.
You sure about that?
Positive. Unfortunately.
Well I guess we're just
going to have to make sure
you don't hit the sun, right?
Brace yourselves everyone.
I gotta go.
Please don't say I'll see you later.
I wasn't. But I will see you later.
Count on it.
Deinse? Inco?
Well we're not going to heasr from them
until they clear
the other side of the moon.
How long?
About five minutes.
Here we go.
1 G,
2 G's...
Right now we can only imagine
what is happening on
board the Roebling Clipper
as it hurtles around
the far side of the moon...
We are still four minutes
away from knowing the fate
of the Roebling Clipper
and the six people on board.
As we reported the acceleration
of the passengers
and the crew will create
up to 9 G's or 9 times
their body weight.
The human body...
With just over three minutes left,
the tension not only here but
around the world is palpable.
This will likely be one of those moments
that this generation looks back on
and always remembers
where they were
as the earth held
it's breath waiting to hear again
from the Roebling Clipper.
The world awaits news
from Roebling Spaceport
regarding the fate of the passengers
and the crew of the Roebling Clipper.
With minutes remaining..
All.. one has hope.. And pray...
Oh C'mon. work, dammit!
It's not the radio,
it's interference from outside.
Four G's.
Four point five.
Six point five.
We are of course following
the online chatter
regarding this story as it unfolds
How many minutes until... uh...?
Less than three Mr. President.
Is there anything I an get for you?
Ya, my wife back, safe.
And like Lady Di,
the First Lady seems to creat this
aura of accessability around her.
She is a devoted mother,
a beloved figure,
famously generous with her time.
Mrs. Mathany won the hearts...
The President is barely
holding it together.
Colonel, what do you think?
Is this mission in good hands?
What do we know about Craig Bakus?
Brilliant scientist,
designed the Aurora Clipper,
but apparently he's not
the easiest person to deal with.
Oh, great. What about Don Wincroft?
NASA, decorated astronaut.
Saved the crew of the shuttle
Reliant when they had to ditch
and he has mission critical experience.
If it was up to me,
I'd rather see him in charge.
Me too. Make the call.
Shouldn't that come from the President?
In this matter I'm confident
I speak for President Methany.
Make the call.
And the Washington social scene
have combined to make her one
of the most popular First Ladies.
We're just hoping she returns safely.
Two minutes.
This is completely wrong.
I understand, but tell the President
that I advise against this.
Fine. No, better if it comes from me.
oh god.
Craig I have to talk to you.
Not now Cheryl. Inco?
One minute,
forty five untill radio contact.
Remote firing sequences
ready to transmit?
Craig please, this is important.
I need to speak with you in private.
C'mon Cheryl, we're all friends here.
We have no secrets bewteen us. Huh?
The White House wants Don
to take over the mission.
Don is in charge now.
This is a private facility,
you can't do that.
Roebling's license
with the FAA allows us.
I don't care. -We are federalizing
control of the operation.
Craig, I'm sorry.
One minute.
I'll tell you what.
Why don't you two stop screwing around,
we'll go back to trying to
save these people's lives okay?
Thank you very much.
Ah... You've been trying to take
over since you got here haven't you?
You think I wanted this?
Hell ya! -Everyone calm down!
You don't touch me.
Craig, Don had nothing to do with this.
It came from the top.
Like hell he didn't.
Roebling One.
Guys, guys,
I got her... I got her... I got her...
Escort Mr. Bakus out of Mission Control.
You don't touch me.
I'll get there myself.
You get what you want!
You happy now Wincroft? You happy!?
Keep me up to speed Inco.
Ya. Right.
Stay focused.
Is everybody okay?
I'm okay... I'm good.
Ah, that was almost
as bad a s the simulator.
Try to keep up big guy.
Gonna lock that?
That is Jeff,
and of course as he was mentioning
there are many factors here
that need to be taken
into consideration...
Don Wincroft is America's
most celebrated astronaut.
It's a smart call for the President
to remove Craig Bakus
and turn the rescue mission
over to Commander Wincroft.
Who the hell put Wincroft in charge?
Who made that call?
I did Mr. President.
Without consulting me?
It was the right thing to do.
No! The right thing would have
been to consult your boss.
The Commander in Chief.
...arguably the only reason the Reliant
made it safely back to earth was
because of Commander
Wincroft's heroic handling of
what was a near fatal situation.
I feel really bad about this.
You've been feeling bad about
Craig for years Cheryl.
That's what he does,
he makes people who
care about him feel bad.
Inco? It's ah Reggie right?
Ya, yes Sir, ya.
Have the Clipper's thrusters fired yet?
Not that I can see, no.
Can we boost the signal?
I tried that already and
I'm working on it now.
Hey, listen. Why don't we ah give Craig
a couple more minutes to clam down,
then you pay him a visit,
see if he want's to come back
and be part of the team.
I'm the last person he wants
to talk to right now.
You might be the second last.
Commander the Clipper's on line.
Roebling One this is Mission Control.
Dr. Bakus?
This is ah Commander Don Wincroft.
I've been asked to assume
control of the mission.
This is Captain Henslaw correct?
Captain, what's your situation up there?
Have your thrusters fired yet?
Negative, not yet.
Commander, Peter Roebling's dead.
Say again Captain.
Roebling's dead. G forces were too much.
Copy that.
Captrain, you flew with VFA-11,
the "Red Rippers" right?
That's right.
Remember how
they were on the Forrestal
when they came through
that fire back in '67?
I do.
Just like that Captain, you're
going to come through this.
Copy that. Denise, listen.
Dr. Bakus isn't in chagre any more,
Wincroft is.
What? Why?
I don't know. It doesn't matter.
It matters to me.
Listen, we've got to
get our thrusters firing.
Remember you said you
knew where to kick the Clipper
if something didn't work?
Did you mean that
or was that just talk?
I meant it.
Then show me.
c'mon, c'mon, c'mon...
Reggie, don't say anything.
Don't react, it's me Craig.
I need you to do exactly what I say.
I need you to patch me through
to Denise on the Roebling Clipper.
Can you do that for me?
Ya, I could get fired.
Reggie, you don't have a job
to get fired from anymore.
Do you really think that any
one's going to want to pay to fly
into space after today?
Ah, I see your point.
Ya. Thank you.
Nice work Reggie. Denise you there?
Craig, where are you?
Why is Wincroft in charge?
Screw that. How are you doing?
Hanging in there. Barely.
How bout the thrusters?
Has the remote
protocol worked yet?
No. They're rerouting
the system manually.
Might be able to get
them started up yet.
Those cosmic rays
that fired our Clipper,
triggered a whole bunch of SEL.
You're kidding me.
A single event latch-ups? I mean c'mon.
That's incredibly rare. Are you sure?
That's why I'm telling you.
The scalar drive was engaged
when the SELs were triggered right?
Don't go anywhere.
I wish.
Well so far it appears that the
Roebling Clipper is not responding.
I repeat not responding...
C'mon Cheryl, give me something.
The President's watching
the news channels...
We're still transmitting the
remote sequence but...
the longer it fails to work the
less likely it is that is will work.
Well I hope that
someone does more than try.
Roger, how are you holding up?
How do you think I'm holding up?
Call me when you know more.
hard information all we
can do at this point is guess...
I think it's time
we bring Craig back in here.
What is he doing?
Joan. You better come.
This better be good.
What's going on?
He says that a girl is
hiding here in the camp.
Her name is Nourhan.
He wants to come in and look for her.
She's supposed to marry him.
Marry him? She's a kid.
Stay out of this please.
This camp is under the
proctection of International Treaties.
Tell him.
He's not a big fan of treaties.
I'm not a big fan of his timing.
Ah, does he have a picture of the girl?
Do you have a picture?
She's not here. Tell him.
He says that the girl
is Mehrzad's daughter.
Mehrzad himeself sent him to find her.
You're not coming into this camp.
That was really stupid of me, wasn't it?
I'm sorry... I gave her away.
Ah, find Nourhan, ah...
keep her out of sight.
If the Roebling Clipper's
thrusters don't fire,
gravity will eventually pull
the ship directly into the sun.
They really only have
one chance at this.
And the real problem here is
no one fully knows what will happen
to the ship's scalar drive
if it impacts the sun.
Why are you calculating
phased systems?
If I explained to you
I won't have time to finish.
So please just stop talking.
Hold on.
Wait, I think we're getting something.
Try the thrusters.
Try again.
Craig I need you to explain this to me.
Denise? Can you still hear me?
Go Craig.
You're talking to Denise?
Dr. Bakus?
I need you to confirm some
power cell settings for me.
I need you to hang up right now.
Forty seven, two,
ninety nine, six, thirteen...
Craig you've got to let me in.
what is going on?
And forty seven, two,
ninety nine, six and thirteen.
Those are correct.
Denise, do not...
Denise copy...
Do not fire the thrusters.
You want me to let you in,
get me out of here,
we cannot fire that remote transmition.
What! Why?
They can't fire those thrusters.
Trust me.
Oh Balaban,
it look like you aren't just talk.
Don! Don!
Tell Fiona not to fire the thrusters.
Tell her now!
Easy, easy..
Because the cosmic ray that hit the ship
caused a bunch of
single event latch-ups.
That means the electronics,
they're stuck in the exact same state
that they were in when the ray hit.
Reggie, what was the last
confirmed settings of the drive?
One hundred and ninety
eight percent full forward.
Full forward one hundred
and ninety eight percent.
That's the state the drive's going to
be in when it comes back on line.
Stand by everyone.
Firing reverse thrusters.
Five percent power.
Let's slow this bitch down and go home.
Roebling One this is Mission Control.
Do not fire the thrusters.
do not...
Scalar drive engaged
instead of thrusters!
Shut it down!
I can't! I can't!
Don? Don?
Roebling One, come in, come in!
Inco get em back!
I'm, eh, the channels are all blocked.
Well try harder!
Roebling One, please come in. Come in.
Oh God.
Fiona! Shut them down!
Engines are not responding,
Navigation seems frozen.
Too repeat, reports are now
coming in that the Roebling Clipper
is out of control once again.
I repeat the Roebling Clipper, out of...
Ma, are you there? Ma, can you hear me?
Ya. I'm here sweetheart. I'm here.
Good to hear your voice.
How are you over there?
Listen Ivan,
if you're still tracking the Clipper can
you relay her course of speed to us?
Yes. We still have her but
I'm not sure for how much longer.
We're sending telemetry to you now.
Roebling One respond.
Roebling One respond.
Denise? Fiona?
Cheryl, what the hell happened?
The scalar drive fired
instead of the thrusters.
We didn't anticipate it.
And what's being done to fix this?
Everyone is doing everything they can.
The minute we know
more I'll let you know.
I love you baby.
Everybody, out. Out!
Thank you, thank you.
What's going on? Are we slowing down?
No. No we've hit our top speed.
That's a good thing right?
I mean, if we can't go any faster,
that's good right?
How fast are we going?
Five thousand, five hundred
and eighty-eight miles per second.
Per second?
But you can turn us around right,
I mean you can shut the engines down!
Ah, I'm sorry.
What do you mean"sorry".
What does that mean?
We've almost re-established
contact with the Clipper.
Clipper's accelerated at three
percent the speed of light.
At that speed,
it will be close enough to the sun
to burn up in less than thirty minutes.
That's not even the worst of it.
The scalar drive is designed to
withstand intense heat,
so when the Clipper incinerates,
it's going to continue
on straight into the sun.
The scalar drive is a quantum device.
After impact it'll phase double
and multiply every solar anomily
we've been seeing.
You sure know a whole hell of
a lot about scalar mechanics
for an astronaut.
Is there anything we can do?
No. It's inevitable.
There's got to be something we can do.
No! It's over Don. Alright everybody!
This is officially over.
There's not going to be another
Shuttle Reliant for you Don.
Alright, what exactly is gonna happen?
The earth is gonna suffer through
a cocktail of solar events
like we've never felt before.
Starting with a cosmic ray burst.
Will it impact earth directly?
It doesn't really make a difference
if it impacts directly.
Even an indirect hit,
it's very bad news,
it's gonna take out
a chunk of the ozone layer,
expose us to direct solar radiation.
Following right on the heels of that,
will be a massive CME.
It's going to take out
all the electronics,
everything the cosmic
ray hasn't touched.
Throw one in for good measure,
constant static electrical storms.
It's going to blast us
back into prehistory.
I have to alert the the White House.
They need to get the word
out to other governments.
Inco? Can you patch everyone in
the Clipper through to people
they need to say goodbye to please?
Yes Sir.
They've got 30 minutes left.
I'll have a Skype for you in a minute.
I'll take the audio feed.
We're almost ready.
Thank you Reggie.
Commander, if you don't mind me asking,
what was it like on Reliant
when the accident happened?
Wasn't good.
Dr. Bakus told me
that you lead a mutiny.
Well you know Reggie,
Dr. Bakus often has
a slightly skewed, ah, vision.
Sometimes for the better,
and sometimes not.
Anyway, the ship was
severly compromised.
The impact had knocked out
our guidance control board,
which put us into a deteriorating orbit.
Our trajectory was gonna put
us straight into Chicago.
We were ordered to fire the
engines and shoot off into space.
We said our goodbyes,
the captain was about to engage
the engine when it occured to me
we had a rover in a cargo bay,
now I don't know why no
one had thought of it before,
but it had a compatible
control board on it.
Now I surmized that
we could reprogram that,
use it to bypass our down system.
The captain refused
to take the chance.
So what'd you do?
Well the flight engineer
and the payload officer
were keen on my plan
and they backed me to
take charge of the ship.
Well, the short of it is, it took ah,
under three hours to reroute the system.
So that's how you saved Reliant?
What about this captain?
He didn't press any charges?
No, you know Reggie, he never did.
I guess the captain saw the merit in
NASA not finding out that ah,
he was tied to his chair in what could
possibly be the greatest space rescue
since Apollo 13.
Commander, we're ready.
Everyone's in place.
You know I really thought we were
gooing to beat this thing today.
Me too Sir.
Dad? Dad can you hear me?
I, I hear you JJ.
I tried to get mom on the line
but there was just simply
too much interference.
Um, I wanted to tell you
that I'm sorry that I,
that I didn't call
you before the launch.
It's okay. We're talking now.
Listen, I just want to say
that I'm sorry your mom
and I didn't give you the kind of
childhood you probably wanted.
Don't be sorry Dad, it's not the...
No, no, no I know
how you felt growing up.
That we picked our work over you.
But I want you to know that if I,
if I had it to do all over again
I'd do the same thing.
Probably not what you want to hear
but I need you to understand.
I've devoted my whole life to an idea.
To the belief that helping others is
the greatest good a person can do.
If you remember anything about me,
remember that.
Ya, I won't forget that.
I love you JJ. I truly do.
Tell your mother that I love her.
Okay then...
I gotta go.
Uh huh.
Honey, Honey don't be sad.
We'll be together again one day.
I want to be with you now.
I need you to be strong. Both of you.
You hear that Freddie?
I need you to take
care of Mommy for me.
Okay Buddy?
Don't be scared.
I'm not. What do I always tell you?
Life's one big...
Marta, listen.
I want you to get married again.
No, don't say that. Please.
Yes. When the time is right,
you get married.
But listen, this is important.
Don't marry Brad Bartels.
I see the way that sheriff looks at
you and I don't like it one bit.
I just know you're gonna raise Freddie
in a way to make me proud.
I gotta go. Others are waiting.
Hold on Mom wants
to say something to you.
Jose, I just want you to know that
I'm sorry for giving you such
a hard time over the years.
No you're not.
But I love you anyway Mom.
Denise? You shouldn't be
wasting this call on me, okay?
Everyone I'm close to knows how
I feel about them except you so...
Reggie boost the signal.
I'm, I'm trying.
I've got one question for you Craig
and I know you're incapable of lying so,
here goes...
Do you love me?
Because I sure as hell love you.
It's okay. Thank you for,
for telling me the truth.
I've got to go.
I'll call you later.
Would it have killed you
to tell her you love her?
She would have known I was lying.
I couldn't do that to her.
I'll see ya later.
We have a connection to the First Lady.
You should talk to your mom first. Okay.
Hey Baby.
Oh Sweetie, it's okay, I'm okay.
I'm not scared.
I was so awful to you before you left.
Oh Baby don't...
I know you didn't mean it.
Please tell me you forgive me.
Of course I forgive you.
Can you do something for me?
Okay, anything.
Help your dad.
He's not as tough as we are.
Will you do that?
It wasn't anyone's fault Sweetie.
You remember that, okay?
Oh I love you sweet girl.
I love you too, Mom.
Honey I...
I know... I know
Look after Lara for me.
Love her just the way she is.
I will... I should have held you more.
So hold me now.
How long till impact?
Four minutes. Maybe five.
It takes another eight minutes
for whatever the hell's
unleashed to get here to earth.
We should tell the President.
Mr. President?
You heard what Cheryl said.
We have to get the word out.
Mobilize the National Guard.
Look, Roger. I need a moment.
Mr. President, I need you to sign this.
What is this?
Because of your personal loss,
as per the rules of
Presidential succcession,
you need to affirm in writing that
you are no longer able to discharge
the powers and duties of your office.
I just lost my wife.
I think I can have a moment.
Nobody will think less
of you for doing this.
It's obviously not true.
How much time do we have?
Approximately eleven minutes.
I want emergency messages
sent to every state
and federal agency we can reach.
Let 'em know what's coming.
Yes, Mr. President.
Get out of my sight.
Yes, I understand. Thank you Governor.
Jeffery? How many copies of the town of
Eden disaster plan do we have available?
Make another ten copies please,
right away. Right away.
One minute till impact.
We won't know about the solar event
or how bad it is until eight
minutes after impact.
Alright I want all systems that
aren't crucial powered down
and disconnected from the grid.
Ivan, how long will it take you to
do an emergency evacuation?
Not in eight minutes,
if that's what you mean.
why would I want to give up the
best seat in the house for the show?
Is that the right expression?
Yes, it's the right expression.
I don't think you want this seat Buddy.
I will stay here and relay information
from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Might give you
a few extra seconds of warning.
Thanks Ivan.
Five seconds.
Four, three, two, one. Impact.
Is there a bunker here?
No. Not that it makes
much of a difference.
Wouldn't do us any good anyway.
The world is in mourning
at the loss of the First Lady
and the rest of the passengers
of the Roebling Clipper.
No one is exactly sure what happened.
But it is...
Mom? Sa.. Sarah?
No, no it's okay I don't want
you to come over right now.
No, I'll be fine.
Look, I just want to be alone.
I'll call you a little later okay? Okay.
Freddie!? Freddie come here.
Have you seen him?
I thought he was here with you.
He's not in his room? -No.
It missed us.
It went latteral to earth
at eighty-two degrees.
Eighty-two degrees.
Dodged a bullet there huh?
Wait for it.
Oh my god.
Do you ever get tired of being wrong?
Today marks the beginning of
a new era in civillian space flight.
As of today,
space belongs to the people.
When I first found out that
I was picked to go on this flight,
I was pretty shocked.
I know the Roebling Clipper inside out.
The hardest part I think is
leaving my wife in Afghanistan.
My husband and I have
absolute confidence that
this will be a safe
and exciting journey.
it must be a pretty busy day being
the President's Science advisor?
Yes Mr. President.
God speed. Crew and
passengers of the Roebling Clipper.
Oh my god
What's happening?
It was a wave of cosmic rays.
From our sun.
The ships going so fast that it's going
to veer off into space towards the sun.
So they can fix it?
We don't know yet.
Shut it down!
I can't!
You got it?
Reggie, run the
emergency backup protocol.
I'm on it.
Cheryl, you okay?
I'm fine.
I thought Ivan said
the solar burst missed us.
It did, we just got sucker punched
by the solar radiation cone.
Dammit, trust me this
is going to be bad enough
How bad?
The suns' gone hyperactive,
coronal mass ejection solar flares.
The whole planet is going to get hit
by electromagnetic pulses,
electrical storms,
solar radiation bursts.
Maybe even some earthquakes,
caused by the distortion
in the magnetosphere.
Day or night its not
going to make a difference.
What's the end game?
Either the sun calms
down on its own or...
we can count the days earth
has left on one hand. Reggie?
What happened?
The generators blew out.
I don't know but whatever
it is our friends are back,
its killed their trucks.
Could be an EMP of some kind.
Might be something to do
with what happened to Alan.
What's an EMP?
Electromagnetic pulse.
Overloads all electronic circuits,
generators, auto ignitions.
I want you to find Nourhan
and take her back to my tent.
I don't want them finding her
when their coming down here.
Is there anything I can do for you?
Yeah. Can you be there when it
hits me that my husband is dead.
I just don't think
that I'm taking it in.
Have you heard from JJ?
No. Phone's dead. Internet's down.
I've never felt so cut off
What is that?
We need to find the Vice President
and get him to the bunker also the
Speaker and The Secretary of State.
And Laura.
Secret service is looking for her.
Your telling me nobody knows
where the hell my daughter is?
She was pretty scared. She's
somewhere in the White House.
We'll bring her here as soon
as we find her Mr. President.
Have we made any contact
with other heads of state?
France, England and Moscow before
communications went down.
It's a global situation.
We managed to get word out on
the Emergency Broadcasting System
to state and local bodies.
We're doing the best we can.
Stay on it.
I want in five minutes
what we doing with here.
What we can expect.
I communicate at home.
Mr. President.
Perhaps you would like some time to
process what's happened to your wife.
I'm grieving Roger,
not incapacitated.
There's a difference.
Don't forget that.
We haven't got time!
Go, go!
Come baby, come inside...
come Freddie, Freddie come!
Let go of me.
What systems do
we still have on line here?
Roebling had many of
the systems EMP hardened.
Question is if it still works.
Mission control.
Dr. Bakus! We're getting
something from the Space Station.
Space Station to mission control.
I'm struggling to get systems back up.
Ivan, What's your situation?
Not good.
We've lost power and are
in a deteriorating orbit.
Ivan, this is Commander Wincroft.
Can you boost back to a better orbit?
Well what about evacuation?
The blast damaged our Soyuz pods.
We're trying to repair them now, but..
Keep working on it buddy.
Yes, yes.
We're also collecting a ton of
information from our sensors.
I will download what I can, when I..
Ivan, what is it?
I'm, looking at Earth.
How does it look?
Like, like hell.
I need a status meeting.
Oh a meeting. I'll call for donuts.
I need to know what
resources we have available,
What our level of
disaster preparedness is.
We need all ears and eyes
up as quick as possible Don.
Can't afford to have
our people get off task.
I don't need you permission Craig
Like hell you don't
This is now a federal facility and
the President put Don in charge
ah, a lot of good that did.
It wasn't my ship where
the problem started pal.
Ya, but...
Do we have to play out our
whole sad relationship right here
alright, its all yours.
Listen up everyone.
I need you to stop what
you're doing just for a moment.
I need a status update.
What's working for us and what isn't?
Well, we have some pretty
crappy communications.
Define "crappy. "
Well, we still have contact
with the space station
and that's fine we can scan
some government frequencies,
but it's dead quiet out there.
I'm thinking most
people are still trying
to get their
communications back online.
What about cell phones or land lines?
No... nothing
Tracking systems? Telemetry?
Satellites? GPS?
We have some power to
one of our radio dishes,
but we can't turn it.
Looks like the motor is burned out.
Can it be fixed?
I don't know,
but.. I really need to leave.
I haven't heard from my husband
and I don't know if he and my little
girl are okay. I'm sorry, I gotta go.
Look, I don't think your
car is going to be working.
I'll walk. I don't live too far away.
Alright listen up everyone.
We are in the middle
of a global crisis.
Everyone here are the best
people to monitor the situation.
Everyone here is
also private contractor Don.
Your boss is now dead,
and the world is staring
down the barrel of a gun.
As far as I'm concerned
your contract is up.
Go home and see your husband..
We will continue to
monitor every channel,
collect and disseminate whatever
information we can to whomever we can.
Nobody here is under any responsibility
to listen to the people
that got you into this nightmare
in the first place. Go home.
Reggie, specifics.
Let's look at that motor.
Craig I'd like a minute.
Has my daughter been found?
Not yet, Mr. President.
Did you, or did you not
send someone to find her?
We're in the middle of
a global crisis, dammit!
Mr. President, you shouldn't
leave the operations center.
This is not Don's fault.
We could just as easily blame the guy
who designed the Roebling
Clipper for the mess we're all in.
Maybe we should.
No. We shouldn't.
This has always been your problem.
You think if something bad happens
and it's got to be someone fault.
Well guess what,
it doesn't work like that.
Life's a lot more complicated.
We're losing the space station.
Craig, my friend.
I am going to send you
the data I've collected,
but in case I run out of time
here is everything we know.
Our worst scenario is confirmed.
The intensity of the solar impact
on Earth will continue to grow.
Whatever satellites are
still operational will fail.
Whatever communications
you have will be shut down.
Our readings from up here show that
the sun is pouring out massive
amounts of subatomic particles
that will keep on striking the earth,
eventually sterilizing the planet.
How certain are
your readings Commander?
Ivan is a solar physicist, Don.
It is a mathematical certainty.
The earth can survive for
perhaps two more days. Maximum.
Don't be sorry for us up here...
I'm afraid to say..
we're the lucky ones. Good luck.
Go home.
Freddie! Have you seen Freddie?
Marta, Marta,
I found him a few blocks from here.
Never do that to me again, ok?
We have to stay together.
Listen, if there is
anything you need, you find me.
Thank you.
I know it's a hard time but,
Claire's calling for a town
meeting in the high school gym,
to go over the town's disaster plan.
I'm not up to that.
I know but you're
the only nurse in town.
Look it's important to be there
but I'm sure no one will
blame you if you stay home.
You want me to walk you
back so I can tell your mother?
No, no, I'll... I'll do that. Thank you.
Marta, I'm really sorry about Jose.
He was a good guy.
Thank you.
Hey look people,
we're going to go this way.
Son of a bitch.
This is Roebling Spaceport
in Mountcastle, Virginia,
can anyone hear me?
I can hear you Reggie.
Go home man.
Go be with your family.
My family's in Portland.
Ya, so the chances of me getting
back there before, you know..
Yeah, you know what though?
Ya know I am a nerd.
So if I'm going to go,
it's going to be with
a keyboard in my hand
There's nobody special you want
to spend the last few days with?
Yeah, yeah there is. Umm...
she's with someone else though.
What about you?
Same here.
I think it stopped
I think I broke my leg,
and might have busted a rib too.
I'll go get help.
Are you okay?
I know we're missing something.
Like what?
Craig, hey you're
the smartest guy I know.
What haven't we thought of?
You mean to stop the sun
from destroying us?
There's got to be something we can do.
It's the sun, Don..
It's a fusion furnace burning at
six thousand degrees Celsius
on it's surface,
its ninety-three million miles away.
No. There's nothing we can do.
I won't except that.
The sun doesn't seem to care.
I'm not ready to give up yet.
You can't "hero" us
out of this situation, Don.
Cheryl, where are you going?
I don't know,
but I'm not going to
spend what little time
I have left in this building.
Jesus Don, take her away.
If you don't... I will.
Ya I guess you're right.
Let's ah.. see if we
can find a car that works.
Try to get back home
to Silver Spring huh?
Thank you.
Craig come with us.
You guys should be alone.
Just go ahead.
Huh, Cheryl's right Craig Come on,
come with us.
There's too much history between us.
We use to be like a family.
A dysfunctional family,
but still a family.
Ya, thanks anyway.
You guys go and us get out of here.
I'll wait it out here.
Alright, well you uh...
Take care of yourself then.
Ya, you too.
It was a helluva ride brother.
Ya well, it wasn't boring,
I'll give it that.
Maybe one day you'll explain
to me how I lost you
One day you'll have to explain
to me how you let me go.
I remember this picture.
take it,
good luck.
Mr. President, over here.
Honey, are you okay? Huh?
Shh. It's okay, it's okay honey.
We're going to be fine. Look at me.
Lara we're going to be fine, okay?
Daddy, what's happening outside...
would it have happened anyway?
I mean, even if mom wasn't on that ship?
Yes honey, yes.
Daddy... what happened to mom,
it's not your fault.
I'm sorry I said it was.
I know.
I'm supposed to be the most
powerful man in the world.
Good joke huh?
Wait a minute!
Don! Don!
You never told me
why NASA wanted you here today.
Why you know so much
about scalar drive technology.
NASA's got their own scalar drive,
don't they?
They took your plans and modified them.
They had Roebling over clock
the scalar on the Clipper
as an experiment.
NASA wanted to see if they could
increase the energy output.
Roebling knew about it and approved it?
Yeah, but I didn't.
You knew NASA took Craig's plans
and didn't stop them?
I objected but they did it anyway.
Why is this important right now?
Because the solar mess that's
killing the earth was caused
by a scalar drive
impacting the sun's surface.
Scalar power is phased. It's polarized,
and do you know how to
turn a scalar drive off?
You flip its polarity,
you just cancel its phase down to zero.
Now, the scalar drive that impacted
on the sun's surface, its phased on...
the sun doesn't have the ability
on its own to flip polarity
to cancel it out.
But another scalar drive
impacted the sun would.
I'm very attracted to you right now.
That's exactly right.
We've only got two days.
It's impossible to get NASA's
scalar drive to the sun in time.
Not necessarily.
How are things?
Any success raising anyone?
Mr. President,
can I speak to you in private?
Why don't you say it here, Roger?
Thomas, please.
I'll make it easy for you.
I do not accept your invoking of
the Presidential Succession Act.
Now today was a difficult day,
not just for me but
for the entire world,
and we have more hard days
ahead of us. But I will lead.
I have a duty to protect our country.
As do I.
So the Air Force stole my design
and built their own Clipper?
Roebling had to vet your plan with
NASA, that was part of his deal.
The Air Force took the plans and
built their own experimental ship.
The X-57.
How close is it in
design to the Clipper?
It's similar.
They made some improvements.
Advanced propulsion, a solar
shield, hot-swappable pods.
And it has a scalar engine?
It uses nuclear pulse propulsion.
It will get us to the sun
in just under nine hours.
So where's the scalar drive?
It's in the cargo bay.
Why would they put
it in the cargo bay?
They weaponized it. It's a bomb.
Hold on a second,
did I miss something?
Somebody weaponized a scalar drive?
Shut up.
Okay, so where's the ship?
Hopper Air Force base.
How do we know it'll still fly?
The X-57 is EMP hardened.
So if we can get you to Hopper,
can you fly the thing?
Absolutely. I was lead test pilot.
She's only flown sub-orbital,
but she's ready.
It'll go into space.
The bigger problem is that Hopper
is two hundred miles from here.
Well you could take my car.
Roger,unless it's a classic
it's not likely to work.
Oh, she's a classic.
Operations center.
Repeat, this is the Presidential
Emergency Operations Center.
- If anyone reads this, please respond.
- Ok, I'll put it up on the big screen.
We're getting something.
This is Roebling Spaceport
in Mountcastle, Virginia.
We read you PEOC.
This is Cheryl Wincroft,
Science Advisor to President Mathany.
Is the President alright?
Cheryl, this is Tom.
I am so glad to hear from you.
What the hell's going on?
It's pretty much our worst fears,
Mr. President.
Please tell me that your
husbands have a plan.
They do, Mr. President.
Okay everyone, okay everyone.
Come in and settle down.
Just before the phones went
down I spoke to the Governor.
Here's what we know.
The same accident
that took Jose from us
also caused this
situation we're now in.
What's happening here
is happening everywhere
around the world
and we have no idea
how long it's going to last.
We can't count on any help from
the state or federal government.
We are on our own.
So we're declaring the
"Town of Eden Disaster Plan"
in effect as of right now...
Members of the disaster committee,
please raise your hand.
They will be coming around
to all of your houses
and collecting all of your food,
medicines, and batteries.
Hold it down, everyone
We need to pool and ration
everything we have as a community.
It will all going be centrally
distributed right from here.
Now those of us who have
more than enough of something
will be able to help those
of us without enough.
And I promise you, by the time this
thing is over every single one of us
is going to need something
that somebody else has.
I need everybody that owns a gun
or a rifle to volunteer for patrol duty.
Why do we need an armed patrol?
Because we're closing all roads
in and out of Eden to outsiders,
The patrol will enforce that...
Look I know it sounds harsh,
I know that one or two people
coming into our town
and enjoying our charity
won't deplete our reserves,
but one or two will lead to hundreds.
And once we become known as
a place that takes in outsiders
we will be overrun and
then nobody will survive.
Not them, and not us.
This is not the Christian way!
Well, I would rather see us all survive
as people than die as Christians.
Anybody here disagree with that?
Any outsider who tries to get
into our town must turn away.
And anyone who doesn't turn away
must be turned away forcefully.
She didn't make it
You don't know that.
Yes I do... I do.
Listen to me.
We have to stay focused
on saving as many as we can.
Are you listening?
Because I need you.
Yeah, yeah, I'm listening.
Alright, so if another
electrical storm comes in,
can we all survive in those pipes?
No. We're too exposed.
We need a safe shelter and
food and some clean water.
Mehrzad's bunkers.
He's hoarding plenty
of food and clean water.
We go, make a deal with him
Counting on a warlord to be
compassionate is your plan?
I'm counting on finding an
alternative along the way
and his gratitude for us reuniting
him with his daughter
Are you sure about this?
The man she was supposed to marry
has died and he's still a parent.
I'd give anything to
be with JJ right now.
Come here! Come!
Have everyone look for
as much clean water
and we're leaving as soon as possible.
Are you absolutely sure about this?
Everyday, the solar effects
will multiply exponentially.
It's our only hope
of turning things around.
Captain Wincroft? Do you agree?
I do.
Well, please forgive me
for being so blunt,
but why should I trust the two people
who should have seen
this coming and didn't.
Three people, Mr. President.
All due respect sir,
if you got another option
we would love to hear it.
Do it.
Is there anything
we can do for you from here?
There is sir, if there's anybody
left at Hopper's Air force base,
let them know we're on our way
and to have the X-57 fueled and ready.
We'll do our best.
Reggie, let's see this car of yours.
Thomas, you can't authorize
use of the X-57.
It's powered by thermonuclear charges.
That might make
the situation on earth worse.
Worse than what?
You heard Wincroft and Bakus.
We need to look into this more.
Get more opinions.
Not to mention that
this is a violation of
the nuclear test ban treaty!
Roger, I need you to try and calm down.
You're potentially authorizing
the destruction of the world
and I'm the one
that needs to calm down?
I'm sorry, Roger.
CORPORAL, -Yes, sir
I want Mr. Lynch
removed from the PEOC.
Place send him in
the executive briefing room.
Yes, sir...
Mr. Lynch, please come with me.
I take no responsibility for the
results of the course of this action
You're all complicit in this
I know the way.
There it is, it's the blue one
I thought you said it was a classic
It is..
It's a 1970...
It's a 1970 original.
We're supposed to stop the
earth from burning up in that?
It's nice to see that God
hasn't lost his sense of humor.
You were saying?
Get into the car.
Start it up... Come on buddy.
Come on! Come on!
Calm down Reggie!
I'm trying to start it... Come on baby.
How you feeling, Dr. Bakus?
Like the guy who jumped off
the Empire State Building
and halfway down he goes
" hey,so far so good. "
I think that's the first time
I've heard you tell a joke.
If I don't get this job done
it'll probably be the last time, huh.
What do you think is going on
around the world right now?
I guess that depends on how bad
the solar anomalies are playing out.
No I mean, with the people.
I mean are people rioting?
Are they finding religion?
Are they helping each other out?
Oh, God knows Reggie.
I don't exactly have highest
regard for people's ability
to act civilly under pressure.
We can do this right?
The number of random factors
that actually have to coincide perfectly
in order for us to stand a chance...
If it doesn't work out,
it won't be because we didn't try.
Help! Get me out of here.
Help! Help!
Get me out of here.
Please! We're trapped.
Hold on...
I can't, I'll be back in a second okay?
No! Oh please don't leave.
I'll be back. I promise.
These back roads are killing us.
How are we doing on time?
Well we've got to
be almost halfway there.
No we're not.
Hey why don't you let me
drive for one minute Reggie?
Yeah, I'm going to drive Don.
You get to fly
the X-57 all by yourself.
Just take a rest...
I'll drive for a little bit okay?
We need you fresh to give the
once over the scaling device pal.
Ah, don't you mean bomb?
Enough, I think we're doing
pretty good right now.
No, we're not -No we're not.
Let Craig drive,
anybody but you, come on.
Reggie, I'll take a shift.
Okay, that's fine.
Just try not to shoot off your foot,
tough guy.
Leave those.
Sorry, Gloria.
We have to take everything.
Those are our orders.
For God's sake, we have a child here.
What if gets hungry?
Then he'll come to the gym like
everyone else and get something...
Do you have any other battery
devices or Cell phones?
We need to conserve everything
since we're not sure
how long this is will last...
What about you Freddie?
No. I don't have one.
Food distribution is going
to be from 7 am to 9am,
and then from 2pm to 4pm.
If anyone gets sick,
medicine is available 24 hours.
Marta, Claire told me to ask
you that if you're feeling up to it,
they could sure use your
help setting up the dispensary.
I'll try.
Daddy gave it to me.
Hang in there.
Go girl... My bag.
Come to my apartment
and wait until it's over, come.
Less than a hundred miles.
How you doing?
I'm tired.
Pull over and let me drive.
I'm fine.
You just said that you were tired.
That's because I am tired.
That's why you should let me drive.
I'm fine.
You still haven't learned to let
anyone help you or get close to you.
Why is that?
Because every time
I do I end up regretting it.
I'm sorry I hurt you.
That's like the punch
line to a bad joke.
You left me for my best friend.
I didn't leave you for Don.
He was friends with both of us.
We broke up,
he was there for me.
That's just semantics.
I don't know what you're more hurt by?
Our failed marriage or
your failed friendship?
Why can't it be both.
Here you go.
Ah... thanks.
Is everyone ready to move?
Yeah. How about you?
Maybe not.
Are you bleeding?
You should have told me.
Alright come on, keep the pressure.
We'll fix you up and
get you out of here.
Here you go.
This is it?
Yes. That's breakfast for three.
This wouldn't feed even one person.
Mom, it's okay.
No, it's not okay!
It's Gloria.
That woman...
We didn't turn in all our food
so we can starve to death.
Gloria? Is everything alright?
We need more food than this.
Everybody is getting the same amount.
We're all in this together.
No we're not.
My family has suffered
more than anyone here.
We've lost more than anyone.
Mom, please don't.
We deserve more than anyone.
I know what you're doing.
You're trying to use Jose's death
to get special treatment.
You never loved him, we all know that.
So stop this before you embarrass
your daughter and your grandson.
You love this don't you?
Finally, you've got all the
power you've always wanted.
You think I want this job today?
Well I don't! But we've got a plan
and our only hope is to stick to it.
I'm so sorry.
It's okay Marta, it's not your fault.
What is that?
Oh, sh..
What the hell is this?
Static electricity burst
We drove right into it.
Come on
It's not starting?
Plugs are fried.
How far to Hopper?
Twenty-five miles.
Alright then, let's start walking.
We're just going to leave it here?
You can push it if you want.
How are we doing on time?
We're tight.
There's a truck coming.
My God, he's going to hit those people!
Back up... taking this truck.
Wait, wait
Everyone, back off!
You heard her. Step away!
You okay?
Yeah, yeah I'm okay.
Sorry, but we're going to need
to commandeer this truck.
Just take it.
It's almost gotten me
killed three times today.
Take it.
I don't think you have
the balls to shoot me.
Trust me buddy, she does.
Look, I need to get to my family.
We're trying to save your family.
Step away.
Joan, Joan.
Hey. How you doing?
Not great.
Alright, we have to keep
moving and then we'll rest.
No, I think I'll stop here.
We have to keep moving.
I know. I mean just me.
You all go on.
Joan, I'm done.
I got a busted rib,
a punctured lung,
and a broken leg.
All you're going to do by dragging me
along is endanger everyone else.
I'm not leaving you here.
Yes you are, and you know why?
Because you're you.
You've always done what it
takes to help the most people.
Leaving me behind is what it takes.
Alright, we'll begin to build you
some kind of shelter to protect you.
After I get everyone to the mountains,
I'll bring some man
and come back for you..
We both know I'll be dead
before you get back.
Then I'll come back and bury you.
Thank you,
thank you for years of grade A work,
um friendship.
Alan was a lucky man.
Go, these people need you.
Hey hey, truck coming.
Go get back up.
What the hell is this?
I don't know,
but we don't have time for this.
We need to pass through.
The town of Eden is closed.
Kid, do we look like tourists?
Let us through.
And I said the town's closed.
Go away...
What the hell.
That's the sound of our
planet starting her death rattle.
Are you going to let us through?
No way. I got orders.
Come on..
Listen son,
I'm Commander Don Wincroft
Never heard of it yet.
Imagine that.
Take it easy alright?
We have an emergency situation we
need to get to Hopper Air Force base,
we don't have time to
go around the town,
we need to pass through here.
I said I got my orders!
I'm sorry, please don't kill me.
Let me see. You're going to be okay.
Don't worry it's merely..
Just don't say it's only a flesh wound
I won't, but it is.
Is there a medical facility in town?
You're going to take us there
We don't have time.
You're no good to us
bleeding to death, let's go.
I've got a space.
Bring them over here.
What happened to them?
Burns. It's this weird lightning
that keeps blasting.
So far it's been away
from the center of town,
but if it gets closer...
I shot someone.
We need someone to
bandage this man up.
I'm sorry, but this town is closed.
Yeah, we keep hearing that.
You're going to turn
away a wounded man?
Somebody one of your kid's shot?
Eden is under emergency lockdown.
The man who is bleeding
all over your floor
is Commander Don Wincroft.
The astronaut?
Hey, feel that?
Things are going to get
a whole heck of a lot worse.
Shutting down your town is going to
make no difference what so ever.
You're Dr. Bakus. -Yes.
You're the genius
that caused this trouble.
Screw this. Are those the bandages.
Hey! Hey stop right there!
These the bandages?
Brad, don't!
You want to shoot me
over a couple of bandages,
you go right ahead.
Seriously lady, your town sucks.
Still have that left hook huh?
Does that hurt?
Yeah. -Good.
I seen you on television.
From the spaceport.
I'm Marta Hernandez.
Jose Hernandez?
Yeah, my husband Jose
was on the Clipper.
I'm sorry.
Can you guys stop what's happening?
I mean, can you save us?
I don't know. We're going to try.
Are you an astronaut?
Yes I am.
My daddy was an astronaut.
I know he was.
Your dad was one of
the bravest men I ever met.
You know what you people are
doing here shutting this town up.
If we can't stop
what's happening out there,
nothing you do down here
is going to save anything.
We had a disaster plan
and we'll sticking to it.
There's no plan for what
we're up against now...
Commander, we're ready.
Gotta go. Wish us luck. Thank you.
Tear down the barricades.
There a lot of people out
there that need our help.
We've got to be here for them.
It's, it's okay. We'll be safe here.
Shouldn't we try to find Uncle Robert?
Uncle Robert's not in his apartment,
We already checked.
We were supposed to go see my brother,
but I think he left
the building before we came.
A lot of people did.
Once the lightning started people
wanted to head to lower ground so,
so they left.
I'm JJ Elias. Bloody hand for you.
Nice to meat you Amy.
This is Maya
Maya, it's a pleasure.
Are we going to be okay here?
Yes... we will.
My apartment is completely safe.
Okay. Ahhh!
I have an idea.
Why don't we have
an ice cream party, huh.
I have a freezer and it's filled with
ice cream and if we don't eat it,
it's going to melt. What do you say?
Do you have chocolate?
Okay, chocolate ice cream come right up.
Thank you.
I got England!
10 Downing Street.
Mr. Prime Minister,
this is President Mathany.
Mr. President.
What is your condition?
Most, if not all of the
country is without power.
We're re-establishing contact
with all branches of the military,
but it's slow going.
I'm afraid it's much the same.
We're tracking the situation.
I'm seeing the British relay stations.
They're going offline.
Mr. Prime Minister,
are you in a safe location?
We're seeing something
happening to you're relay stations.
I'm good as can be hoped for.
We'll try survive the night.
God bless us. God save the Queen.
It's gone.
You okay?
Has anyone heard from
Cheryl and her team?
No, Mr. President.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.. whoa, easy, easy
I'm Commander Don Wincroft
Stand down. Commander it's an honor.
We got a message from the
President saying you were coming.
Where's the base Commandant?
Before we lost contact
with command we heard that
what the earth was experiencing
was the beginning of the end.
A lot of people left to
be with their families.
So who's senior officer now?
At the moment, that would be you sir.
Open the gate.
I can't believe you guys, you shameless.
We made a few improvements,
leather bucket seats, mp3 player
That must be the command trailer.
Yeah, yeah. That's it.
Let's go check it out.
Where are you going?
Inside. I want to see what
a scalar bomb looks like.
the military would weaponize
a toaster if they could.
Oh hell.
Almost there.
Wincroft, we got a problem.
What's military protocol for detonating
any high-powered strategic device?
It takes two command officers
turning two separate key switches
simultaneously located
more than six feet apart to... Oh hell.
Yeah, it's designed so that one
person can't flip both switches.
You can't do this alone buddy.
Can't you rig something
so that I could do it alone?
Not in the time I got.
Well, you're not coming.
Yeah, I am.
No, I don't want you to.
Yeah, me neither.
I'll take somebody else,
one of the guards.
Come on. They don't know the
ships systems the way I do.
Besides with that arm of yours,
you can barely put your clothes on.
It might be that you need someone
to actually do something a bit more
than flip a switch up there.
You're staying here.
Why's that?
So you can go out
the big hero alone again?
Put NASA back on the map, eh?
No, dammit! I need you here for Cheryl.
Anything happens to me...
you're the only person
I trust to look after her.
What? Do I strike you as
someone that needs taking care of?
I... -I got news for you buzz.
If anything happens to you,
it won't matter who
you leave to babysit me
because we're all screwed.
So park the testosterone
and finish suiting up!
I want the crate in
the air in 5 minutes.
You know on second thought,
maybe you should come along.
Maybe safer than staying here,
huh? Yeah.
Come on, come on.
Time to say good bye.
Commander? Doctor Bakus?
What's up Reggie?
We're losing satellites.
I don't know how much
longer I'll be getting telemetry.
Got it.
I Gotta go.
Come back soon, okay.
I'm sorry for yelling.
Come on, I had that coming.
I was acting like a jerk.
No, I mean ever.
You want to know how you lost me?
By thinking you didn't deserve me.
You want to know how I let you go?
Cause I knew that I didn't
Do you ever get tired
of being wrong?
Here... -No...
Yes, for luck.
Thank you.
- You ready?
- Yeah, yeah.
You okay?
Yeah, I'm fine.
So you and Cheryl made up, huh?
Better late than never, right?
So what did she have
to say for herself?
Said that I'm a better lover than you
and while we're away I should
probably give you a few pointers.
It's going to be
a long flight this time.
Hell yeah
Gentlemen, you're cleared for takeoff.
Good luck.
Roger that.
It's taking way too long to
get to fifty-thousand feet.
The air is way too thin.
It's making it difficult for the
ship to achieve launch altitude.
We got to get to forty seven.
Roger that.
Forty-two thousand.
Craig, if we fail to
reach launch altitude,
can we still fire the nuclear
propulsion engine?
Detonating a nuclear device
in this volatile atmosphere
is a very bad idea.
Forty-three thousand.
Dammit! We're losing altitude.
Forty-two thousand five hundred.
Craig I'm going to fire the nuke.
Wait!, just give me a chance.
Go... If this kills us,
I'm gonna kill you...
There goes
Five G's... six
Hold it!
X-57, this is control, can you hear me?
Come in X-57
Keep trying.
Dr. Wincroft,
just because I can't raise
them doesn't mean anything.
I mean we've lost just about
every major satellite we have.
I know.
You okay?
Yeah. You?
Yeah, I'm okay.
Okay, try again.
X-57, this is control can you hear me.
Come in X-57. X-57, come in.
It's getting worse.
Yeah. Yeah it is.
Before, when you said that
we were going to be safe here,
you were lying, right?
No, no, I was lying,
I was being optimistic.
It's different.
I'm sorry about your father...
The picture I recognize him
from the news.
You must have been
very proud of him?
You know it takes a very special kind
of kid to have parents like I did.
They weren't there. They were out there.
Helping others...
and I was getting older to live up
to that standard that selflessness.
I ah...
don't think I have it in me.
It's okay, honey.
Lie down, its nothing.
It's going to be fine.
Hey, just hang in there okay?
It's going to be fine.
You're being optimistic again.
It's all I got.
Don. Hey, hey!
How long have we've been out?
Remember that solar shield
you were bragging about?
Now would be a good time to deploy it.
Dammit! it's not responding.
What a shocker.
Hey, baby. How you holding up?
I'm scared. How about you?
Well let's not give up
on hope just yet, alright?
Thomas, I'm sorry about before.
I didn't realize
how hard I was taking this.
That's understandable.
But I'm okay now. I'm good.
I'm good.
Don't shoot, hold your fire.
President Thomas Mathany
is no longer fit to serve.
I invoke the Presidential
Succession Act
and I am taking command.
Roger! Stop it.
That's what I've been
trying to do! Security!
I order you to place
President Mathany in custody.
I order you to protect
the office of the President!
Put the gun down, Roger.
Place the Chief of Staff
in tight security this time.
I know you.
You're the American that
gives me so much trouble.
Salaam alaykum, agha sahib.
(peace be with you, sir)
An educated trouble maker.
We alaykum as-salaam, khwahar.
(And with you peace, sister.)
We need your help.
When Allah has decreed
that the earth burn,
there is very little help I can give.
My pledge is to help these
people and protect them.
You had many hundreds in your camp.
Where are they?
They all died in the electrical storm.
We're the only survivors.
We need shelter,
some food and clean water.
And what can you offer me in return?
My daughter did run to you.
I kept her safe,
and now I'm bringing her back
to be with you in this awful time.
You are educated, but not wise.
Nourhan has disgraced
me by running away.
Disgraced her whole family.
I understand that you're angry,
but you could forgive her.
You could.
Please help us, please.
My daughter needs to be punished.
I cannot allow you to do it.
You won't allow me? Fine.
You do it.
If you avenge my family
honor for me I will give you
and your people
everything you ask for.
Food, water, and safety,
but If you don't,
I'll kill Nourhan myself and send
you all back to the desert to die.
It's your choice.
Nourhan, it's okay.
You are much stronger than I expected.
It won't deploy,
circuitry must have been
damaged during the launch
Looks like your improvement isn't
What's the external temperature?
The skin is designed to
withstand the heat of re-entry,
3000 degrees Celsius.
Right now we're at..
twenty-two twenty-eight.
And at our current speed?
If we don't get the shield open
we'll burn up in twelve minutes
Is there any sort of manual
override on the shield?
We did it once in the simulator.
How long did it take?
It took four men twenty-seven minutes.
We don't have that time, we'll be dead.
Okay, how about this,
we flip the ship around so the
tail of the ship is facing the sun.
We use the nuclear pulse shield
as our solar shield.
And fly backwards?
Well, your idea does have the
added benefit of being the only idea
we've got right now.
So, what the hell. Let's do it.
We've lost the last satellite.
Down to the last hours.
Don and Craig will do this.
I know them.
I hope so.
This is going to work, right?
Yeah, why not?
Good enough for me.
Alright transition and go.
Yeah, not too bad.
Temperature is dropping, it worked.
What a goal Craig.
Jesus, we're not getting along are we?
Come on, honey, come on.
Come on, come on.
It's okay?
Come, follow me.
Go, go...
Stop Crouch, get down here.
We're almost there.
What's out timeframe?
Two minutes three seconds to threshold.
I'm being the scalar
bomb online right now.
I'll start prepping the cargo bay.
Why don't you tell me,
you ever feel guilty about
ending up with Cheryl?
I'm not mad, just curious.
Yeah, of course I felt bad.
Dammit, what?
I was demanding a system check,
I'm going to have to override it.
I guess I was mad at you too Craig.
At me?
Yeah, you were my friend.
All I ever wanted was to see you happy.
Cheryl was the best thing
that ever happened to you,
and you screwed it up.
You let her go.
Ultimately I guess I'm glad you did.
Yeah, I bet...
Scalar bomb is not coming online
Well I can't get the cargo
bay doors opened either
If we can't get those
cargo bay doors opened,
we can't eject the bomb.
I'm on it.
How's it look?
Well I've got some bad news
and I got some really bad news...
Looks like the heat caused
by our premature transition
fused the cargo bay doors together.
There not opening up again.
Also the umbilical cord that
connects the scalar bomb
onto the ship's systems,
it's damaged.
That's the bad news
Can it still be detonated?
Yes, but we're going to
have to do it manually.
That means we're going to
have to take it in ourselves.
Just detonate it by hand,
which I guess you can say
is the really bad news.
Well, to be honest with you,
I didn't really expect to
make it back anyway.
I'll start plotting our course,
and you prep the bomb.
Got it.
Come on.
Come on, please work.
Don, was one of
the improvements that
you guys made turning
the cargo bay into a pod?
Yeah, its hot-swappable.
There were plans for a medical
or a passenger pod.
So you can jettison it?
Okay. Change of plan.
Your going to fly the ship into
the sun as close as you can make it
without it burning up,
and you just jettison the pod
and get the hell out of Dodge.
The sun's gravity is going to
pull the bomb right in.
I thought the bomb had
to be detonated manually?
Yeah, it does. I'll do it.
Like hell you will.
You don't know how to do this Don.
You show me how.
Don, I don't know how to fly this ship.
Just go home to Cheryl.
There's got to be another way Craig.
There's forty seconds to threshold
Even the great Don Wincroft can't
come up with a plan that fast.
But you could.
This is all we've got.
We've got to do this.
Craig don't.
Craig dammit!
Why the hell did you do that Craig?
You would have never
let me stay behind.
We both know that was the
only way... thirty seconds.
Get the hell out of here!
You better listen to me now,
in my flight bag there's something
I want you to give to Cheryl
You're going to recognize
it the second you see it.
Trust me... twenty seconds.
So much for long goodbyes, huh?
Ten. Don you there? Don!?
Yeah, I'm still here.
Glad we were friends, buddy.
Just wish I would
have been a better one.
You did just fine.
They should have
detonated the device by now.
How long until we know?
Better be soon.
It'll be okay. Just hang tight
I don't hear anything.
Neither do I.
Come on!
Oh my God, they did it.
I knew they would.
Oh man.
Is it over?
I think so.
We'll be okay.
I want communications restored asap.
I want the country to know
that we are not alone.
I want the world to know
that we got through this together
Yes sir, Mr. President
Mom would be proud of you.
Mom would be proud of both of us.
Dr. Wincroft, I'm scanning
all the frequencies I can,
but there's no news from the X-57
It's okay, Reggie. You can stop.
Yeah, don't give up hope.
No, I mean you can stop
because there they are... C'mon!
Sergeant, we need your help.
Come on, come on, come on!
Go! Lets go!
He saved us all.
You should know that...
He wanted you to have this again.