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 only message in Morse code that Atlantis sends prior to contact with Mission Control is "SOS". But when Jinx notices that Atlantis is sending Morse code, he starts speaking the letters out loud, which spell, "Come in Control". Then Mission Control starts translating the code which has now changed to "Request Alternate Landing". Not only is the message no longer "SOS", but there is no way that much information could be conveyed that quickly with Morse code sent at the speed Atlantis is seen using. See more »
Max and Jinx... Friends... For-e-ver.
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Walk of Life
by Mark Knopfler
Chariscourt Ltd. adm. by Almo Music Corp. in USA and Canada
Performed by Dire Straits
Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd./Warner Bros.
Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
A callback to a more optimistic age
Impossible? Of course it is, but 'Space Camp' is a good 'ol piece of wide-eyed, optimistic 80s feel-goodery. God, I miss it. But revisiting it turned out to be more than a mere nostalgia trip. 'Space Camp' is a well made, well acted, adventure film that deftly mixes comedy, drama and thrills.
Featuring a cast of talented and likable actors that you will recognize from better known films, top notch special effects and a rousing score by the great John Williams, 'Space Camp' is the type of film that today's kids need to see. Its message? Work hard, dream big and reach for the stars. It's a lesson they're not getting from our popular culture today, and it's one they desperately need to hear.
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