Factual error: The story takes place in 1957 (Sputnik is already in orbit). At the end, T'Mir sells her invention, which ends up being Velcro (technically hook and loop fastener). However, George de Mestral obtained the patent for Velcro in 1955, and by 1957 he had already expanded into the United States.
Factual error: When Capt. Archer joins Travis in a weightless environment he refers to in an earlier episode as the ship's "sweet spot", Travis discusses the bad news he received from The Horizon, his parents' cargo ship, with Capt. Archer, and you see tears rolling down (and off) Travis's face. In a weightless environment the tears would not react in this way.
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