Why does this family get to have a god, but my family did not?


Sashenka, I must fly away, I must. For you, for our country, for humanity.


If they wanted someone with better eyesight, they could have chosen someone who didn't log more hours in space than any other man, woman, or monkey in the history of the planet.


Ram: Look, science still has no explanation for what actually causes space blindness; all we know is that it's very real. And while it seems vision typically restores itself on returning to Earth, some astronauts have had their eyesight severely impaired in space.
Emma: I mean, has anyone ever gone blind?
Ram: Not yet, but, uh... Well, no one's been to Mars yet, right, either?

Emma: How do you do it? How do you cope? How do you... how do you do it? I mean, you have your little boy down there, and a woman you love that you can't even talk to anymore. Yet you always seem so stalwart.
Lu: I may seem that way, Emma. If I think about three years without my son, my heart begins to break apart. And I may never... never get to be with Mei again. But we're going to be the first human beings to set foot on Mars. I look that way. You're looking in the wrong direction, Commander Green.

Isaac: How is it being home?
Lex: Weird.
Isaac: Weird how?
Lex: You don't wanna hear about it.
Isaac: I do.
Lex: It's just not what I thought it would be like.
Isaac: Like what?
Lex: There are ramps everywhere. It smells like the inside of a hospital. I won't be able to talk to my mom again for, like, two years, but my dad's decorating the tree, smoking the brisket... They're both trying so hard to make everything seem normal. But the more they try and do that, the more clear it is that it's... it's not normal. It'll never be normal.

Emma: If I don't make it back --
Matt: You're gonna make it back.
Emma: Oh, baby. I'm planning on it. But if I don't, I want you to know that you changed me. You made me believe in myself. You made me believe that I'm good.

Okay, Kwesi, look. Here's the thing, space takes its toll on the body, right? And we're going further than anyone's gone before, longer than anyone's been away. We're finding out as we go the challenges it brings all of us, but everything you mention is completely normal. Your vitals are good, you're strong, you're a person of faith, and that's really gonna help you, okay? Look, I've seen a lot of people react to space, and I believe you're just gonna get stronger and stronger.


Misha: I'm prepping my last video call with my grandchildren. If I don't come back, I want them to understand --
Emma: But you will come back. Unless you know something I don't, I'm getting us home.
Misha: Yeah. Yeah. Every time I'm in space, I assume I'm not coming home. Plus, we are the first to go to Mars, and the first, statistically, have a tendency to die first, so...
Emma: I'm getting us home.
Misha: I believe you, I do. It's important to say your goodbyes. It's a good thing.

You know, when you were in preschool, the teachers used to come up to me at the end of the day and tell me that all the other girls were following the pack, trying to fit in, but you were on your own, studying bugs. You were your own person, doing your own thing. That's you, and that's still you. You're remarkable, and I know that no matter what happens, I know that you're gonna be all right, okay?


When Tishka went into space, the world started to dream again. If people were sad, or scared, or alone, they would look up at the sky and see Tishka, and be reminded that everything is possible. And following in his footsteps, people went to space too. He had never dreamed of going to space, but fate intervened. And once he got there, he could not go back. He left a puppy on Earth, his beloved Sashenka. Now, Tishka circles the Moon. He's looking out the porthole, thinking, "Everything would have been so much easier if I had been someone else; if I could be an Earth dog." But what could Tishka do? Tishka is not an Earth dog; Tishka is a space dog.


Misha: Don't worry about Ram. Remember in... in training when we did, uh, sense appreciation --
Kwesi: Sensory deprivation.
Misha: Yes.
Kwesi: How could I forget being zipped inside a sleeping bag and sealed away in a dark closet to see how long I'd last?
Misha: Yeah, how long did you last?
Kwesi: I made it twenty-eight minutes.
Misha: Oh.
Lu: Thirty-four.
Misha: Forty-one. Ram? Two hours. He took a nap. Yeah. Yeah, he acts like this sensitive playboy Casanova, but he's stronger than he seems.

AWAY Quotes

Reporter: Why should we care more about Mars than we do our own planet?
Emma: We shouldn't. Of course, we should care about social imperatives. But in the US alone, we spend a trillion dollars each year on the military, and mostly in case the countries represented here decide to blow each other off the face of the Earth. This mission, it costs a fraction of that, as we work together, repurposing those same tools of destruction for discovery.
Kwesi: At this very moment, there's a team of astronauts on the Moon, mining polar ice caps for fuel and water.
Misha: Water that will be pumped into the hull of our ship to shield us from radiation, allowing us to travel safely from the Moon to Mars.
Emma: Reaching Mars... might prove to be the greatest achievement. Not only for science, but for the future of our planet.

Yeah, but you gotta be the one that wants to take the shot!