TV Movie | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A shuttle is launched into space to release a new satellite. When an explosion occurs the crew has to think of a way to get back to Earth without atmospheric pressure (max q) crushing the damaged shuttle.
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Not related to Michael Hutchence, this movie debuted 362 days before his death, his side project from INXS was MAX Q.
A character refers to DC-10 pilots shifting fuel to steer their crippled airliner, and duplicates the maneuver in the space shuttle. In the incident to which he refers, United Airlines Flight 232, the pilots steered by shifting engine power, not by shifting fuel.