“‘Houston, we have a problem. We don’t know how to land the Shuttle.’ Good thing it’s just a simulator safely on the ground at SPACE CAMP in Huntsville, Alabama,” the flick’s blog posts.
“Aramis, Moises, Asa & Suraj (pictured above from a monitor in the MISSION CONTROL ROOM) and the rest of our cast agreed that to do Ender’s Game right, they had to train as though they were really headed into ZERO G. And this wasn’t just an afternoon spent taking a vanity tour. From the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), which simulates extra-vehicular shuttle missions in Earth’s orbit, to the microgravity training chair that prepared astronauts for moonwalks during the Apollo program, the week at Space Camp was genuine prep for the feeling of reality that this movie deserves. And after all, the army that trains together stays together.”