The filmmakers spent nine weeks at the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas, shooting at the famous Rocket Park (the gargantuan Building 9 that houses all of the spacecraft mock-ups for the ongoing shuttle missions) and Building 32, which houses the world's largest thermal vacuum chamber and simulates all conditions of outer space (except zero gravity). See more »
The "6G" benchmark that a technician mentions just before Fred uses the centrifuge is not a continuity error; it is the previous record for the highest G-force sustained by an astronaut, not the highest G-force that the centrifuge can exert. See more »
[Fred is typing on the computer to find out how long he's been asleep]
Query: How long have I been asleep?
[the screen reads "RESPONSE: THIRTEEN MINUTES"]
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Thanks is given to the "McDonald Douglas" aerospace corporation. The actual name of the company is "McDonnell Douglas". See more »
In the vein of classic Jerry Lewis movies, Rocket Man is an excellent piece of entertainment. If you don't like silliness, don't bother. The cast and crew of Rocket Man has worked well together to make this an enjoyable experience. If you love to laugh, watch Rocket Man.
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