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A troubled 17-year-old Todd Baker restores a Mercury Redstone rocket as a science project with the help of his ex-astronaut grandfather. When a NASA emergency leaves a space shuttle and its crew in danger, Todd's rocket is the only one ready for immediate launch. Written by Chris Bremble <cbremble@earthlink.net>

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He built a rocket to honor his father, he never counted on becoming a hero.

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Interesting space flick
17 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This was a really good movie. It was interesting to see someone build a real rocket for a science project and then actually launch it into space. I'm not that interested in space movies like "Armageddon" or "Apollo 14," but I thought this movie had a good concept and good values. I also enjoyed Danielle Fishel's appearance in this film.


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