Since March 1995, NASA astronauts have served as crew members aboard the Russian Space Station Mir. The NASA program supporting this endeavor is commonly known as International Space Station Phase 1. MISSION TO MIR is a filmed journal of this historic alliance.
Nachdem er seine Frau mit einem Kollegen unter der Dusche erwischt hat, rastet Pat Solitano aus. Nach Monaten in der Nervenheilanstalt will er die Scherben seines Lebens aufsammeln und seine Frau wiedergewinnen - obwohl er sich ihr nur noch auf 150 Meter nähern darf. Die nach dem Tod ihres Mannes mental nicht minder labile Schwester der Frau seines besten Freundes verspricht Pat, sie könne den ersehnten Kontakt herstellen - doch erst muss er ihr im Austausch bei einem Tanzwettbewerb beistehen, obwohl er noch nie getanzt hat.
Uniting two former rival nations, Mission to Mir is an unique tour of the Russian Space Station Mir. Filmed in by American astronauts, the film examines their relationships with Mir's cosmonauts as they live, work and entertain in a zero-gravity environment. Join record-setting space pioneer Shannon W. Lucid with her colleagues inside their weightless home against a panorama of spectacular space scenery.
For American audiences, the phenomenal worldwide success of Oasis was a little puzzling. That's because they only had part of the picture – unless they were hardcore fans, they didn't hear nearly three albums of material released on B-sides and non-LP singles. Critics and fans alike claimed that the best of these B-sides were as strong as the best moments on the albums, and they were right. None of the albums had a song that rocked as hard as "Fade Away" (cleverly built on a stolen melody from Wham!'s "Freedom"), "Headshrinker," or "Acquiesce." There was nothing as charming as the lite psychedelic pastiche "Underneath the Sky" or the Bacharach tribute "Going Nowhere"; there was nothing as affecting as Noel Gallagher's acoustic plea "Talk Tonight" or the minor-key, McCartney-esque "Rockin' Chair," nothing as epic as "The Masterplan." Most bands wouldn't throw songs of this caliber away on B-sides, but Noel Gallagher followed the example of his heroes the Jam and the Smiths, who released singles where the B-sides rivaled the A-sides. This meant many American fans missed these songs, so to remedy this situation, Oasis released the B-sides compilation The Masterplan.