- Awesome Music: The main theme became Recycled Trailer Music for years. If anyone is wondering how they got John Williams to do the music for this one, he had an opening in his schedule when Spielberg's musical of Peter Pan fell apart, and his friend Fox music head Lionel Newman told him about this project.
- Crowning Moment of Funny:
Zach Bergstrom: You want SpaceCamp?
Kevin Donaldson: No. My father wanted SpaceCamp, but I want my head examined. But it was worth it for the car, don't you think?
- Harsher in Hindsight: It's bad enough this was released after the Challenger disaster.note One of the Blue Team's mission simulations ends with them burning up on re-entry. Think about that for a second.
Andie: You're all dead because you didn't work together as a team. (to Kevin) And you're responsible.
Andie: That's right. You are shuttle commander, which means you are responsible for everything that happens on this ship!
Kevin: I didn't ask to be responsible, remember?
Andie: That's a pitiful excuse for killing six people.