The film is rich in period flavor and refreshingly unhip. show more
This film is family. show more
The finale, which utilizes vintage home movies to show us the real people we've just seen portrayed, packs a wallop. [19 February 1999, Life, p.13E] show more
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fabulous movie. I was one of those high school kids that was swept away by Sputnik. Briefly joined the Connecticut Rocket Society and did my physics project on nose cone shape and its effect on deflecting heat upon re-entry. Worked like a charm. Been a fan of NASA ever since. Go generation of the 50s and 60s!!!