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Journey to Space

Science fiction is quickly becoming science fact, according to the MOST’s newest movie, Journey to Space. The film, which opens at the Bristol IMAX® Omnitheater Oct. 1, traces the history of U.S. space travel, including a tribute to the 355 astronauts who flew 135 Shuttle missions.

The film also gives a strong overview of the Shuttle’s last major project: the launch and assembly of the International Space Station. The ISS is a joint collaboration of 15 nations and is operating 24/7, providing a true home and science lab in space.

But NASA isn’t sitting on its laurels. In fact, scientists are working to overcome the challenges faced by landing astronauts on Mars. The movie outlines some of those challenges and discusses Orion, the spacecraft NASA plans to use to send humans on deep space missions.

Journey to Space is narrated by someone whose voice is familiar to many scifi fans: Sir Patrick Stewart, who gained fame as Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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