A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
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
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The interior of the Space Shuttle Atlantis was filmed in the Atlantis simulator at the real Space Camp. See more »
The current Space Camp is located in Huntsville, Alabama. There was a Space Camp at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as depicted in the movie, but closed its doors in 2002 due to low attendance leading to financial difficulties. The site now houses the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Astronaut Hall of Fame. See more »
What're you doing...?
Trying to figure out how to work this thing...
What, the multi-access trainer?
Yeah... you know anything about it?
[closes her eyes, reciting from memory]
Three concentric circles spinning in opposite directions; object to stabilize utilizing hand controls.
[Kathryn is amazed; Tish offers her a piece of gum]
You wanna piece...?
... How'd you know all that?
I remember everything I read. It's a real drag, sometimes; my mind gets totally cluttered.
What'd you get on ...
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Four teenagers (Lea Thompson, Larry B. Scott, Kelly Preston and Tate Donovan) and one pre-teen (Joaquin Phoenix) get launched into outer space by a small robot in this above-average adventure movie. Kate Capshaw is along for the ride as the instructor and Tom Skerritt is solid as the one in charge of mission control when the crisis occurs. With the exception of Scott, the other four young stars have all had recognizable careers. Joaquin Phoenix, in particular, steals every scene as the youngest of the five. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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