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Stowaway to the Moon (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Family  -  10 January 1975 (USA)
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An 11 year old boy, who has always been fascinated by space and astronauts, wishes he could go into space also. So of course it should be easy to get into Cape Kennedy, up the launch tower,... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Charlie Englehardt
Jeremy Slate ...
Astronaut Captain Rick Lawrence
Astronaut Ben Pelham
Astronaut Dave Anderson
Michael Link ...
Eli 'E.J.' Mackernutt
Jacob Avril
Jack Callahan ...
Dr. Jack Smathers
Walter Brooke ...
Keene Curtis ...
Tom Estes
Edward Faulkner ...
Eli Mackernutt Sr.
Hans Hartmann
Barbara Faulkner ...
Mrs. Mary Mackernutt
Stephen Rogers ...
Joey Williams
Charles Conrad ...
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An 11 year old boy, who has always been fascinated by space and astronauts, wishes he could go into space also. So of course it should be easy to get into Cape Kennedy, up the launch tower, and into the capsule. Naturally when something goes wrong on the journey, he will save the day. Written by Brian W Martz <>

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Even if the kid survived to the point of liftoff, he would have been dead upon entry into Earth Orbit. Apollo used a low pressure, pure oxygen atmosphere to save weight, and cabin pressure dropped from 16.7 psi to 5.8 psi in less than 2 minutes after launch. To avoid getting the bends, the astronauts had to breathe pure oxygen for about 3 hours prior to launch. This is why they walked to the spacecraft already sealed in their spacesuits. To reduce flammability, the cabin was pressurized with a 60/40 mixture of oxygen and nitrogen, which would not have adequately prepared the kid for the pressure drop. See more »

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A boy sneaks on board a spacecraft and goes along for the ride!
8 November 2001 | by (Lewiston, Idaho) – See all my reviews

This is a sweet, simple story about a boy who stowaway on a spacecraft the night before lift off. It appears that he really thought this plan through, he studied up on space travel and the complex nature of traveling in space. This kid is smart, he knew what he was doing!

This is 1974 and the security technology has not yet been available. It's impossible to get away with some thing like that today. I like the way this story is told, it's not corny, but neither is it overblown.

This film also brings back the memories of the Apollo space program, while I was only 5 years old when Apollo 11 mission to the moon, I still remember the event because it was all anyone talked about at the time.

This is good story telling. I give it ***1/2 out of *****.

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