Rocket Man tells the story of Scout Kepler; one of the two lost astronauts of the Atlas 1. In the words of Elton John, he’s a “Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone”. We see clips of his log footage, mainly consisting of him talking to himself and pretending to host a radio-show, ironically, to stop himself from going crazy.
In the year 2065, Earths natural resources have been ravaged. A small two-manned space-craft has been given the mission to gather samples on a possibly inhabitable alternative to earth; Atlas 29D.
The two astronauts are left stranded in space once their communication with Earth fails.
Now, Atlas 3 has been launched. They’ve just picked up the samples and they are on their way home, when they pick up Atlas 1’s signal…