A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
American kids go to a space camp during the summer holidays. They learn how to operate the Space Shuttle. A team consisting of a guy who just entered to meet girls, a wanna be astronaut and an instructor who wanted to go on a mission instead of teaching can sit in the Shuttle while testing the engines. Then they're launched by mistake ...Written by
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When Andie leads the Blue Team inside the building, The Shuttle Simulator is named The Right Stuff (1983), a reference to the book and film by Tom Wolfe. "The Right Stuff" is also an award given to space campers who demonstrate "leadership, sound decision making, and the seeking and sharing of knowledge" See more »
After the shuttle clears the launch tower at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, all radio transmissions are immediately sent and received from the Mission Control room at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Kennedy has no more contact with the shuttle after the initial liftoff, so none of the members of Launch Control including Andy's Husband Zack would be able to talk to them. Also, the radio installed for the FRF test would be the same radio used on regular shuttle missions. It sort of comes standard with the electronics and is not interchangeable. See more »
So Far Away
by Mark Knopfler
Chariscourt Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp. in USA and Canada
Performed by Dire Straits
Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd./Warner Bros.
Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
I've watched this more times than I can count, and my family has owned it since before I can remember. I like this movie for that reason, also it was the first step towards movies like Apollo 13. Isn't it funny all the future stars that are in this movie? Kelly Preston, Lea Thompsan (well, she did already have Back 2 the future) Tate Donovan, Joaquin Phoenix....
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