Boys will be boys.
Frank Corvin, “Hawk” Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and Tank Sullivan were hotdog members of Project DAEDALUS, the Air Force's test program for space travel. Their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail their way into orbit when Russia's mysterious Ikon communications satellite's orbit begins to degrade and threatens to crash into Earth.
- " It's tempting to pin a derisive label like Geezers in Space on this comedy-drama, but its veteran stars…make Space Cowboys hard to dislike. " – Judith Egerton
- " Despite the poignancy of old age, the mood of the film is cheerful, sustained by the high spirits of the four veterans. " – Edward Buscombe
- " It's a rare pleasure to watch four terrific actors having the time of their lives. " – Peter Travers