Space Camp

Space Camp (1986)

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A group of teenage wannabe astronauts enjoy a Summer at Space Camp and soon find that only by working as a team can they avert disaster when a sentient robot called Jinx grants the wish of young Max (an avid Star Wars fan) to go in to space.

He ensures that there is a mechanical error which means, during an engine test with the kids on board, the shuttle must be launched. At the controls are Kathryn (a serious academic and pilot), Kevin (who only went to Space Camp to get a car off his father), Rudy (who wants to open a fast food franchise in Space), Trish (who wants to make contact with extra terrestrials) and their instructor Andi (who feels threatened by up and coming Kathryn).

Between them, they must figure out how to safely return to Earth when they have limited oxygen and no contact with NASA. When Andi is injured, it's up to the kids to fly the shuttle and find a way home, as well as each learning about their personalities along the way.

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Continuity mistake: When Andie goes out to get the oxygen from Daedelus she cannot reach it because her helmet won't let her through the structure of the space station, so Max offers to go and help her because he is smaller, but the only suit they can find is an adult one. After a lot of struggling they manage to make the suit smaller and he fits through the structure to get the oxygen but his helmet is the same size as Andie's so although his suit was smaller, he should not have been able to fit. Also notice how long her belt is when Max emerges from the ship. She would have to have about 30 ft of belt to wrap that much around him.

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Max: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Help me.

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Trivia: Space Camp was filmed at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama at the real U.S. Space Camp. The parts in the orbiter were filmed in the Atlantis orbiter used at the camp and the parts in the payload bay were filmed in the payload bay of the Enterprise orbiter that is used by Advanced Space Academy.

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Question: If Lea Thompson wasn't strapped in during a launch, wouldn't she have suffered more than a couple of bruises from her body being wrapped around a steel column and being under 3G+ during the launch scene?

Answer: Not necessarily. The 3 G's pretty well kept her pinned, so she wasn't bouncing around. If someone can fall 18,000 ft out of an airplane with only a sprained leg (one of several examples) then yes it's theoretically possible. If the guy in this story could withstand 42 g's strapped in, the yes Katherine could've survived 3 g's.

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