I really loved this episode. Now I'm sure Space Brothers is one of my favorite new series this season. Possibly the third best new one (as in, not Fate/Zero), after Kids on the Slope and Lupin. I feel like I am forgetting something else, though. Anyway, I liked this episode a lot, so whatever. It was pretty damn unrealistic and contrived, but damn it was uplifting.
Avatar: Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad/Clannad After Story (courtesy of Jun Kuga/Fudce from The Fandom Post)