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The control trailer for communications has a satellite receiver placed on its roof. However, this would be of little use, since the trailer remains inside a hanger and would not be able to pick up any satellite data.
When the crew is saying their last goodbyes, there should be at least a two to three second delay before transmission is received on Earth.
When the craft slingshots around the moon, they will still be in freefall, and continue to experience zero G, not 9 G. The only times they will not be in freefall is when the craft is accelerating different from their bodies, i.e. when the engines are on, of if they crash.
Within the spaceship nothing implies that the crew is weightless.
Twice, during the course of the series, the Chief of Staff to the President attempts invoke the Presidential Succession Act, the most recent act being passed by Congress in 1947. The Chief of Staff is not one of the officers in the Presidential Line of Succession and would, therefore, not be one of the individuals to try to declare the President unfit to fulfill his duties as he would not be in a position to assume the office of the President.
Although Dr Bakus was correct in stating that the ship had accelerated to 3% the speed of light (5,588 miles per second), Cheryl Wincroft was not correct in stating the shuttle would impact in 30 minutes. At the stated speed of 5,588 miles per second, or 20,116,800 miles per hour, it would take the Clipper over 4 hours to reach the sun, which is 93,000,000 miles from earth.