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>
The stars belong to a new generation
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What was supposed to be a somewhat light hearted action/adventure movie turned into a marketing nightmare. SpaceCamp was scheduled to be released in early 1986 but on 28 January the real-life shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff, claiming the lives of seven American astronauts. After the Challenger disaster, the release was pushed back months. When it was finally sent to theaters, it grossed less than $10 million in the U.S. Eerily, the malfunction simulated in the film involved the solid rocket booster and was similar to the actual cause of the Challenger accident. See more
During liftoff, Andie tells Kevin "You've gotta drop the solid
boosters - they're on your side." She tells him that the controls are on panel C3, which is correct, but panel C3 is directly between the pilot and commander seats, and the SRB separation controls can be easily reached by either crew member. Also, during launch, according to NASA and other shuttle astronauts, the PLT and CDR don't touch anything during launch. The separation of the SRB's is done by onboard computer. The only indication of SRB performance is a light that tells the crew the SRB's are about to separate. No buttons are pushed. See more
[Kevin is showing Max how the shuttle toilet works. It involves a vacuum hose
I ain't getting in that.
No, Max, come on. I mean, it's not like you're using it for much else anyway, right?
So Far Away
by Mark Knopfler
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