The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidently launched into orbit.

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Brennan
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Banning
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Gardener (as T. Scott Coffey)
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NASA #1 (as Daryl Roach)
Peter Scranton ...
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Hollye Rebecca Suggs ...
Young Andie
Terry White ...
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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 <ab2693@triton.heao.hsa.nl>

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They came to SpaceCamp with the dream of becoming astronauts. Suddenly...Without warning...Before they were ready...They were launched into space. See more »


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6 June 1986 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,697,739 (USA)
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Trivia

The interior of the Space Shuttle Atlantis was filmed in the Atlantis simulator at the real Space Camp. See more »

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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 »

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Andie: So what brings you to space camp?
Tish: Well I did this audit at GPL on Radio Astronomy; it was unbelieveable! I mean can you imagine an extra terrestrial disc jockey? I mean like listening to radio waves from space? I mean like waiting for signs of intelligence?
Andie: ...Like I know the feeling.
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Referenced in Flat Earth & Revelation 10: Reach the Oxygen (2016) See more »

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Turn It Up
by Joseph Williams and Paul Gordon
Off Backstreet Music/Beph Music
Used by permission of Unicity Music, Inc., Chappell & Co., Inc./French Surf Music
Performed by Joseph Williams
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Brought Back Great Childhood Memories
27 August 2009 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie again really brought back some great childhood memories . I'm 34 now, have not seen it since I was 12-14. I had almost forgotten about this movie, but when I watched it again recently, some scenes literally brought a tear to my eye! That little robot "Jinx"(friends forever!). It was just like revisiting my childhood. It was an absolutely amazing experience for me. I will always cherish this movie for that reason. I can't believe that was Joaquim Phoenix as a kid. I'm addicted to 80's movies now. I can't get enough of them. Thanks a lot Space Camp. Friends forever. Jinx is still the best "80s movie robot" ever. I named my cat Jinx.


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