The Astronaut Farmer

Trivia: Fans of the film Armageddon might notice the reuniting of Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton - in that movie, Thornton works for NASA and Willis' character is a civilian who rises to the challenge to save Earth; in this film, Thornton wants to get into space as a civilian and this time Willis' character is part of the military.

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Trivia: The spacesuit that the character Charles Farmer wore is a replica of the pressure suit used by the Mercury 7 astronauts.

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Factual error: In an interview before his first launch attempt, Charles explains that his flight plan is to make exactly one orbit of Earth, returning from orbit directly to the launch point, his farm in Texas. Launching from that latitude would necessarily incline the orbital plane to the equator, and Earth would rotate beneath the spacecraft's groundtrack during the roughly hour and a half period of the orbit. The craft would then land, not at the farm, but several hundred miles to the west.

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