"Rocket Man"
CI, Episode 6.19
Production number: 06019
First aired: 1 May 2007
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Goren Rocket Man
Teleplay By
Siobhan Byrne

Story By
Siobhan Byrne, Julie Martin & Warren Leight

Directed By
Michael Smith

The murder of an astronaut leads to an investigation of the complex life of those in the space program.


Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the death of a female astronaut who is found murdered in her hotel room on the morning of a press conference to promote an upcoming shuttle launch. The investigation leads Goren and Eames to question an ex-boyfriend and jealous colleagues of the dead woman, who was set to be the youngest astronaut ever to go up in space. As they probe further and deeper into the case, the investigators find a link to a suspicious married space shuttle commander with whom the victim was having an affair, and a female crew member, who is a close friend of the commander's wife. Close to the end, an unexpected twist changes everything. It turns out that the commander's wife caused Sandy, a jealous colleague, to believe that the commander loved her by sending her emails and gifts. She herself gave Sandy lotion for her dry skin which turned out to have steroids in it. When Sandy couldn't take the fact that the commander was sleeping with the woman, she took matters into her own hands and murdered her.


Main cast

Guest cast


National Space Agency, Worldweek, Space Shuttle, Houston



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