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Sigourney Weaver Narrates: New ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME Digital Fulldome Film/NatGeo Studios & Sky-Skan


Written by: National Geographic Studios
Date: December 9, 2015

The film is coming to digital 2D, 3D and flat screen cinemas in early 2016.


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Open Now in Fulldome Theaters Worldwide

Coming to Digital 2D, 3D and Flat Screen in Spring 2016

WASHINGTON (December 9, 2015) – ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME, a new digital fulldome adventure from National Geographic Studios and Sky-Skan, features narration by actress Sigourney Weaver. Open now in fulldome theaters worldwide as of fall 2015, the film is coming to digital 2D, 3D and flat screen cinemas in early 2016. ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME takes audiences on an epic journey to explore what it would take for astronauts to harness asteroids and facilitate exploration into deep space.

“Sigourney Weaver is the ideal guide for this immersive trek across our Solar System, which spotlights the wonders and possibilities of science and will inspire a new generation of space explorers,” said Jeff Hasler, EVP, Production and Development at National Geographic Studios.

“There is little content in the world that matches the quality offered by this unique film experience, using 8k resolution at 60 frames per second,” said Steven Savage, Sky-Skan president.

Using stunning visuals and state-of-the-art computer graphics, ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME hurtles audiences through space on an extraordinary adventure with astronauts to discover the possibilities of using asteroids as stepping stones to connect with other worlds. Based on real science, the film presents the fascinating idea and unique challenges of asteroids as “way stations” to facilitate manned space travel, and also explores various ways to prevent asteroids from hitting the Earth.

An original co-production of National Geographic Studios and Sky-Skan, ASTEROID: MISSION EXTREME is presented by Lockheed Martin. Produced and directed by Annette Sotheran-Barnett (To Space & Back), the film is written by Sotheran-Barnett, Mose Richards and Rick Adams. Executive producers are Jeff Hasler, Brooke Runnette, and Steven Savage.

For more information or to view the trailer, visit the film website,

Become a fan on Facebook [], or follow the film on Twitter at [@natgeomovies; #asteroidfilm].

About National Geographic Studios
National Geographic Studios is the video and film production division of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, whose mission is to inspire, illuminate and teach. From television series and specials to giant screen, from mobile video to digital news and educational content, National Geographic Studios’ productions embody the Society’s long-standing reputation for stunning visuals and captivating storytelling. National Geographic Studios has received nearly 150 Emmy Awards and almost 1,000 other industry accolades, including recognition from the Peabody Awards, DuPont Columbia Awards, multiple film and museum industry awards and the highest honors from natural history film festivals. National Geographic Studios also produces and distributes giant screen and digital 3D films for the museum cinema industry.

About Sky-Skan
Since premiering the first-ever commercially available hemispherical video projection system in 1998, Sky-Skan’s innovations have defined the immersive theater experience. We create award-winning technology and fulldome immersive films for planetariums, science centers, attractions, and multidisciplinary installations around the globe. Learn more at


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