Join current and former astronauts as Journey to Space examines NASA’s history and puts into contest the incredible contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its courageous space pioneers. It then turns the page, looking to once again go where no man has gone before: Mars. Get ready to blast off on a mission beyond the stars in the Museum’s Space IMAX Theater. This historical chapter in the film reveals how the Shuttle took many to the big steps that helped us understand how to live and operate in space. The film also gives a strong overview of the Shuttle’s last major project – the launch and assembly of the International Space Station (ISS)
As NASA launches into a new phase of exploration and discovery, the film takes you along for the ride while showing you just how far we’ve come. In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our never ending curiosity will take us beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Despite perceptions that the space program died with the end of the Space Shuttle program, Journey to Space provides a timely review of how NASA has been transitioning from the end of the Space Shuttle Era to a much more ambitious future that will forever change how we live and operate in space as a species and takes you inside NASA for a look at the next generation of space travel and exploration.
- Runtime: 45 minutes
- Showtime: 10:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:30
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