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On April 12, 1981, John Young and Robert Crippen blasted off on the very first Space Shuttle flight. Now you can relive Columbia's historic maiden voyage, from lift-off to landing, with this breathtaking IMAX documentary narrated by James Whitmore. 36 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
What caused the tragic disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003? Could the same type of disaster befall another spacecraft in the future? This sensitive and compelling "Nova" program recounts the many issues surrounding the shocking space program failure, and includes insightful remarks from members of the Columbia Accident ... more
Learn the special story of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon in this moving documentary about the Space Shuttle Columbia and one man's personal journey of faith. Relating the tragic events of the shuttle disaster of February 1, 2003, as well as Ramon's desire to represent Judaism by bringing a Torah scroll aboard the flight to honor the ... more
The Dream Is Alive(1985)
Walter Cronkite narrates this spectacular salute to the space program, filmed in the IMAX format and originally presented at the Smithsonian Institute's Air and Space Museum. Follow the seven-person crew of the space shuttle Challenger on a 1984 mission that saw an in-flight satellite repair job and Kathy Sullivan becoming the first ... more
Destiny In Space(1994)
Leonard Nimoy narrates this enthralling IMAX documentary that puts viewers high above the Earth with the Space Shuttle astronauts on a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope, flying over the surfaces of Venus and Mars, and on a search for intelligent extraterrestrial life. 40 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby stereo; "making ... more
Mission To Mir(1997)
A new chapter in international space exploration was begun in 1995, as the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with Russia's Mir space station. Follow the crew preparation and launches from both countries, and witness the historic rendezvous high above the Earth in this breathtaking IMAX documentary. 39 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English ... more
After the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas in 2003, NASA waited two years before launching another spacecraft. But on July 26, 2005, the first "return to flight" mission was performed by the Discovery--and recorded by over 124 cameras. With stunning, footage of the launch, this fascinating documentary captures the wonder ... more
Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this documentary examines the inspirational life of Christa McAuliffe. Through candid archival interviews and previously unseen footage, the film examines the obstacles McAuliffe overcame as she set out to become the first teacher in space--and how her dreams were cut short when the Space Shuttle Challenger ... more
Follow California-born Air Force colonel and astronaut Pamela Melroy on a spectacular space shuttle flight to the International Space Station in this exciting short documentary. Focused on the 2007 flight, the film profiles Melroy's leadership as she assumes the post of commander for this breathtaking cosmic voyage. 39 min. Standard; ... more