In Suspense's "Re-Entry," a first-time astronaut doesn't want to return to Earth because outer space is so alluring.
As the episode opens, Howard and his wife, Erin, are having an early morning breakfast. She tries to chat, but his mind is occupied. Today he has to fly the X-15, an experimental rocket ship, above the Earth's atmosphere and back. Erin is worried, but Howard (Pappy) tells her everything will be fine. Technically, the X-15 has tested perfectly, so there is no reason to believe that anything will go wrong.
The truth is, Pappy has fears about flying to the edge of space and back. What will it be like? Soon, he will know...
"Re-Entry" was written by George Bamber and produced/directed by Paul Roberts. Lyle Sudrow starred. Also appearing were Margaret Draper, Les Damon, Bob Readick, Frank Thomas, Jr., Robert Donley, Mason Adams, Jim Boles, Frank Butler, and Whitfield Connor. This episode aired on November 1, 1959.
(Image of Lyle Sudrow)