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bigImage From the makers of The Dream is Alive, Blue Planet, Destiny in Space, and Mission to MIR comes another strikingly beautiful and technically challenging film epic: the first-ever IMAX 3D film from space: SPACE STATION. (also available in 2D version) It is the story of the greatest engineering feat since landing a man on the Moon: the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station, as it travels 220 miles above Earth at 17,500 mph.

SPACE STATION is the first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS) - where audiences can experience for themselves life in zero gravity aboard the new station. Transported by the magic of the IMAX® technology, the audience blasts off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth. Now people of every age and language can work side by side with their space-walking crewmates, building and inhabiting this unprecedented structure in space.

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Film Info

  • Type: Documentary
  • Release date: April 27, 2002
  • Run time: 40 minutes
  • Format: 1570
  • 3D: Yes
  • Genre: Space
  • Director(s):
  • Producer(s): Toni Myers
  • Distributor: IMAX Corporation

Video Clips

Clips & Trailers:

Space Station: Featurette [Real 300 K]

Space Station: Montage [Real 300 K]

Space Station: Trailer [Real 300 K]

Space Station: Trailer [WM 300 K]

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Produced by Imax Space Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of IMAX Corporation; NASA; and IMAX Corporation. Producer/Writer: Toni Meyers. Associate Producer: Judy Carroll. Astronaut Trainer/Director of Photography: James Neihouse. Music composed by Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon. Narrated by Tom Cruise. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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BMZ Reviews:

SPACE STATION 3D is Space For Everyone By Herb Lash

High Expectations By Ross Anthony

Outside Reviews:

"New IMAX movie brings space fantasies into 3D" By Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

"Space Station 3D" By Doris Tourmakine, Film Journal International

"Out of this world view from Space" By Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun

"Up on the roof" By George O. Singleton, Reel Movie

"Space Station 3-D" By Dave Kehr, The New York Times (registration req'd)

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J. Neihouse: Training Astronauts to Film in Space By BMZ Staff (December 2001)

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James Cameron Wants to go to Space Station, Film Documentary By E! Online (April 30, 2001)

Teacher's Guide

[PDF] Space Station 3D

BMZ User Reviews

Latest Review:

Rating: Excellent
Posted by: 3DAllan
This film never got the wide release it richly deserved. It should be released in a new format like 6 perf 35mm 3D, along with other 3D hits like Polar Express. This new format will be a great thing for the large format industry as it will create instantely, another 1000 3D semi-big screens. The flagship IMAX houses will remain just that...The flafghips of the new 3D LF fleeet! James Cameron is going to need all 1000 for his BATTLE ANGEL next year. ... Read More >>

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