These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
A truly awesome film soundtrack — although the poster mentions a soundtrack album, it wasn't released until 2009 (thank you, Varèse Sarabande's CD Club); some of it was re-recorded for an album alongside extracts from Conti's North and South (Trilogy).
It may have something to do with the fact that the main theme's similarity to Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto teeters on the ragged edge of plagiarism (then again, such things never stopped other composers' music from getting released).
"Mars" and "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets" are used to an epic effect during John Glenn's launch.
Harsher in Hindsight: The lines "You know what makes this bird go up? Funding makes this bird go up.", and "No bucks, no Buck Rogers.", are painful now that NASA is at a standstill after the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.
Squick: In the book, the description of finding the dead test pilot's cloth helmet liner with brain matter in it.