A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

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Clay Jarvis (as Bill Campbell)
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Rena Winter
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Scott Hines
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A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.

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The Ultimate Test of Courage

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Max Q: Emergency Landing  »

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Not related to Michael Hutchence, this movie debuted 362 days before his death, his side project from INXS was MAX Q. See more »

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When viewing reentry from inside a space-shuttle, the color of the flame is usually blue or green, not orange. This is due to the specific type of shielding used on the outside of the shuttle. See more »

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Not a good movie...
11 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot was not good.

The special effects weren't.

The acting was... not very good at all.

Like others, I felt there were numerous holes in the plot that you could fly, well, a space shuttle through.

I thought the ending was rather unbelievable.

By the way guys, about the "blow torch in space".

Blow torches have their own supply of oxygen (Hence the name "Oxy-Acetylene torch"). Two hoses run from the torch: One to an acetylene bottle and one to an oxygen bottle.

So a "blow torch" would work just fine in space.


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