One last time, Discovery's plasma drive comes to life among the moons of Jupiter. The now combined Discovery and Leonov begin their complex departure from Jupiter's increasingly enigmatic space. From the novel: "Strange, thought Floyd, how terminology often survives long after the technology that gave it birth. Only chemical rockets were capable of ignition; even if the hydrogen in a plasma drive did come in contact with oxygen, it would be far too hot to burn"
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Okay, so that's the movie. Sue me.
I don't quite remember how it went down in the book, but I do remember the lead up to the burn was a tense moment in the movie.
You’ve captured the dramatic impact of the scene with subtlety and skill, an absolutely spectacular composition. Great job guys!
takes my breath away
I thought the EVA hatch of Leonov was supposed to be connected to the Discovery's emergency airlock with a pressurized tube, even when they were strapped together...
Not digging on the image, mind. Just a little confused.
Another question: would the effects of thrusting be enough to shake off some of the accumulated sulfur on the Discovery? Just something I've wondered.
And at a glance, it looks a little like Serenity ... .