ASTRONAUTS (TV episode/Pilot)
"A young astronaut heads a team being sent to space to rescue the crew of a damaged space ship" (Ain't it Cool News synopsis.) Other descriptions from press announcements: " Series focusing on the young astronauts of NASA" and "drama set in the world of NASA's STS and ISS programs."
Detailed synopsis on Ain't it Cool News 7/1/02 at http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=11829
Three astronauts, two Americans and a Russian, are on the International Space Station. The Station suffers a collision and the crew is in danger. The Commander's younger brother joins the rescue mission. The plot is not resolved in the pilot, but would carry over multiple episodes.
CAST (not in order)
All information from printed sources, not seen. As of July 2002, this program is not listed on the ABC fall schedule. It could be a mid-season replacement, or the pilot might air as TV movie.