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A space movie with a scene in which a crewman dies and is placed in a shell-like coffin, then 2 other crewmen take the coffin outside the spacecraft and push the coffin off into outer-space. The camera shot of the coffin moving into outer space is great.

Anyone know what the movie title is?

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Any idea of when you saw this or how old it is? –  iandotkelly Dec 18 '13 at 21:14
Late 50's or the 60.' –  user7224 Dec 18 '13 at 21:53
This would definitely be better served over at Sci-Fi, if someone could migrate it? –  John Smith Optional Dec 18 '13 at 22:55
@JohnSmithOptional There is no need to migrate perfectly on-topic stuff if the user chose to ask it here. (Yet I'd probably be the last one to miss an ID question, but in general when things are on-topic only the OP has the right to migrate anything.) –  Napoleon Wilson Dec 19 '13 at 0:37
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If you are certain the film is from the 50s or 60s, then 1955's Conquest of Space would fit the description.

In the film, a dead crewman is placed outside the ship. However, the fact that he is strapped to the hull is bad for morale, and so the captain orders for his body to be pushed into space, during which he gives a moving speech about the goals of space exploration. The camera does follow the corpse into space.

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While not having many details to work at, it sounds very similar to the end of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. As Wikipedia puts it, at the end

...Spock dies of radiation poisoning. A space burial is held in the Enterprise's torpedo room and Spock's coffin is shot into orbit around the new planet.

Though the coffin is not taken outside of the Enterprise by the crew, but shot out like a torpedo. And the time also doesn't match. But it's at least worth a try, be it only to exclude it (as I'm probably not the only one thinking of that movie as a possible answer).

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I'd considered this, but the OP draws specific attention to the method in which the Coffin is deposited to space. Starship Troopers also has a similar sequence, but I disregarded it for the same discrepancy. –  John Smith Optional Dec 19 '13 at 1:45
Alien would also fit based on this criteria –  Stefan Dec 19 '13 at 13:44
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