The Astronaut's Wife is a 1999 American science fiction/thriller film directed and written by Rand Ravich. It stars Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron. While on a space-walking mission, Spencer Armacost (Johnny Depp), a NASA astronaut, and fellow astronaut Alex Streck, experience an explosion from a satellite which results in a communication loss for two minutes between the astronauts and Earth. After returning to their respective spouses, the two astronauts never speak about their ordeal. Streck grows increasingly agitated and bleeds to death during a party. His death is ruled as "a severe insult to the brain", or a stroke, by NASA. While still in mourning for her lost husband, Streck's wife experiences delusions telling Spencer's wife Jillian (Charlize Theron) that her husband had been listening to "them" on the radio, but was now "inside" her.