NASA and the movie industry have managed to make space travel look like a glamourous event. Everyone should want to explore and travel to space.
However, we often forget that these astronauts have to leave behind their family and sometimes stay apart for years. This means missing out on a lot of family activities, vacations and their young children’s milestones and achievements.
To get a glimpse of what it’s like, a new upcoming series explores the pressures of being away from loved ones while on a mission in space.
A new Netflix series titled Away is a thrilling, emotional drama on an epic scale that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way.
Hilary Swank plays the character Emma Green who is an American astronaut preparing to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars.
She must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most.
As the crew's journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex.
The years apart put their familial bonds and relationships to the test. On top of that, the success and failure of the crew’s mission is watched by the whole world.
Sometimes to reach for the stars, we must leave home behind.
Created by Andrew Hinderaker, the series is executive produced by showrunner Jessica Goldberg, Jason Katims, Matt Reeves, Andrew Hinderaker, Edward Zwick, Hilary Swank, Adam Kassan and Jeni Mulein.
Away premieres on Netflix on September 4th, 2020.