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On the maiden flight of the first hypersonic commercial plane which can make the flight from New York City to London in four hours, a minor disaster occurs resulting in the plane actually ... See full summary »
The logo for the Starflight airline bears a strong resemblance to that of Rockwell International, the company that constructed the Space Shuttle orbiters. The movie was released in 1983, two years after the first orbital shuttle mission.
You're gonna try to fly this thing back?
Captain Cody Briggs: Joe, did you ever skip a flat rock across a lake and watch it skim and bounce along the surface? I wanna give reentry that kind of shot.
Joe Pedowski: I have skipped a few rocks on a few lakes in my time and I never saw yet ...
The casket Josh is using is described as being hermetically sealed, yet while he is getting situated, the casket is plainly a non-sealing gasket, which is evidenced by the lack of a gasket between the body and the lid. In addition, when he is shining his flashlight around the interior, he is not shining his light at the space between the lid and the body, yet Cody reports there are no light leaks.