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Chronicles the situation of the Soviet cosmonaut, Sergei Krikalev, part of the May 1991 mission to the MIR space station, who due to political upheavals in the Soviet Union, stayed on for double his scheduled time in space and returned to a different social and political order. A compilation of Russian television coverage of the mission, with additional material directed from Earth, film follows Krikalev's everyday routines, contrasting with the tumultuous events below. Other astronauts taking part are, Anatoli Artsebarski, Helen Sharman, Viktor Afanasiev, Musa Monarov, Aleksandr Voikov, Franz Viehböck and Toktar Aubakirov.

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