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Dora9922
Ronaldo Smith
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• 12/11/2016

Strange action in the movie

I just saw the movie for the first time a few days ago, and there was something that made no sense to me. I was wondering if anyone might be able to explain it.

Near the end of the movie, when the crew realizes they need to slow down the ship to intercept Mark, the commander has the one astronaut travel, outside the ship, down the length of the ship to the forward airlock. There he goes inside where the computer technician hands him the bomb, which he then sticks to the door then goes back out and travels back down the length of the ship to his post.

Why didn't the computer technician stick the bomb to the door herself? There was absolutely no need that I can see for the other astronaut to make that dangerous journey outside twice.

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Dora9922
Ronaldo Smith
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• 12/14/2016

He was already wearing the space suit, and they were in a rush, so why waste time having him take the space suit off and her put it on when he could just do it?

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• 12/15/2016
The bomb was placed INSIDE the airlock. She could have placed it without a suit.
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• 1/11/2017

Someone else on the internet has asked this exact question. There is a good reason it's just more of a book thing than a movie thing.

http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/143099/why-did-dr-chris-beck-travel-around-the-exterior-of-the-hermes

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• 1/11/2017

@Dora9922

Here is something even stranger than that. 

Earlier today I came here to see if anyone had responded to my Dec 15th post. This was the first time I had visited this site since then. There was no response at that time, but I did notice that you had put a kudos on the topic. So I briefly visited your profile then left the site.

Now I come back to the wiki and get the notification that someone has posted a response and it is you. 

What really seems a wild coincidence is that the very day that is the first I have returned in almost a month is the day you post a response.

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• 1/11/2017

Now I have read the link you provided. The answer is that they wanted to lock the outer door open, so they needed someone in a space suit to do that. Then that person, whoever it was, would have to egress along the ship to the next airlock, because the inner door could not be opened if the outer door was locked open.

OK, makes at least some sense. Thanks.

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• 1/12/2017

What a coincidence! Clearly this is a sign from the universe. TBH since you posted the question its been bugging me as well, I couldn't figure out why he would go outside either, even when I rewatched the movie I looked out for the answer and couldn't figure it out so I'm glad I finally found an answer.

Glad to help!

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