2010: Odyssey Two Characters
Heywood Floyd was once a scientist and the mission commander responsible for the first Discovery journey to Jupiter. Though he was officially blamed for the disaster that left the shuttle's crew dead or missing, he nonetheless leads a relatively pleasant life on the Pacific Ocean. When it suddenly becomes clear that the U.S. will not be able to reach their ship before the Russians, he is asked to accompany that nation's crew aboard the Leonov, so that they can successfully determine what happened onboard. Heywood leaves behind his wife, Caroline and Son, Chris, and even though he makes every attempt to communicate with them frequently, his marriage deteriorates while he is away. Though he feels as if there is little for him to do onboard Leonov, he does his best to complete small tasks to free up time for other astronauts, and even comes to befriend several of the astronauts,...