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
Ivo Kroone <email@example.com>
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Did You Know?
In the scene in which Jinx asks the NASA computer about launch possibilities (the second scene involving Jinx and the computer), as the computer monitor rapidly flashes data on the screen, a couple of hidden messages are included, but only for one or two frames each. On the display of the shuttle's main engine, the caption reads "Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) burns liquid hydrogen & liquid oxygen fuel (as if anyone didn't know that, I must say...)" The next frame features a message saying "Don't get down on the DSK thrust factor, man". And the following frame displays a message saying "Three SSME's are on the orbiter's aft end, which is driving (@27,000 Knm) me quite mental". (The messages are references to Martin Short
's character "Ed Grimley", who was popular on Saturday Night Live
(1975) at the time the film was being produced.) See more
The Mission Commander is the crew member responsible for flying and landing the Orbiter. The Shuttle pilot actually serves in a role similar to a co-pilot. See more
What about the propulsion system? We could breathe the liquid oxygen from there.
The propulsion system uses nitrogen tetroxide, Rudy. We wanna breathe, not dry clean our lungs.
Don't Look Back
by Joseph Williams and Amy Sue Reichardt
(as Amy La Television)
Off Backstreet Music/Beph Music/Unicity Music, Inc./amyzoomusic
Used by permission of Unicity Music, Inc.
Performed by Joseph Williams See more