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Journey to Space

bigImage NASA’s next era will be its greatest yet. That is the clear “roadmap” painted by Journey To Space. The film absolutely annihilates the perception that the space program died with the end of the Space Shuttle Program by showcasing the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids.

By using extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson (Commander of the final shuttle mission) and Serena Aunon (a new astronaut chosen for future flights), Journey To Space gives a sweeping overview of past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans.

Journey To Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage – including unique views of Earth and operations in space – such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. It then goes on to show how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station (ISS). Together, these programs have taught us how to live, build and conduct science in space. The ISS will continue operating in space until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps into space.

The film concludes with a fascinating, realistic scenario of how astronauts will actually get to Mars, live there for long duration, and then return home after a two-and-a-half-year mission. This includes the new icons of the next chapter of space exploration:

- Orion is NASA’s first spacecraft designed to carry humans on long-duration deep space exploration missions throughout the solar system.

- Olympus, an inflatable transportation habitat, is an early concept 45- or 50-feet diameter module that would provide astronauts the work area and living space necessary for long-duration missions. Smaller versions have already flown in space, and a full-scale version is shown undergoing ground testing.

- The Space Launch System (SLS), a new giant rocket, will carry spacecraft, Mars landers and ascent vehicles to place astronauts on the surface of Mars. SLS will generate over nine million pounds of thrust and will launch hardware into orbit equivalent to the weight of 22 elephants.

Journey To Space will both inspire a new generation of young people to dream of new horizons in space, and engender a new appreciation for the accomplishments of the Space Shuttle Program among an older generation who came to take it for granted.

Journey To Space is co-produced and co-distributed by K2 Films, Inc. and Giant Screen Films and will be released in IMAX(R), Giant Screen and other specialty theaters in 2D and 3D.

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K2 Communications & Giant Screen Films Present A K2 Films & Giant Screen Films Production In Association With The Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Journey to Space. Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Sound Design and Mix: Brian Eimer. Line Producer: Neal Allen. Co-Producer: Ed Capelle. Production Supervisor: Ann Putney. Co-Producer & VFX Supervisor: Rick Gordon. Visual Effects by Frima FX Inc. Editor: Dale Beldin. Music by Cody Westheimer. Director of Photography: Sean MacLeod Phillips A.S.C. Produced by Don Kempf, Mark Kresser, Andy Wood. Executive Producer: Bob Kresser. Written & Directed by Mark Krenzien.

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BMZ Reviews:

To the Moon and Beyond! By Ross Anthony

Journey to Space 3D By Ann Coates

Outside Reviews:

"'Journey' focuses on wonder of space" By Linda Cook, The Quad-City Times

"Putnam launches amazing 'Journey to Space'" By Jonathan Turner, The Quad-City Times

"'Journey to Space' blasts off Friday at MOSI's IMAX dome" By Robbyn Mitchell, Tampa Bay Times

"Movie review: ‘Journey to Space’ looks forward to NASA’s next voyage " By Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune

"MOSI premieres an out-of-this-world IMAX film" By Sarah Conner, Creative Loafing

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Journey to Space Box Office Out of This World By Giant Screen Films / K2 Communications (August 18, 2015)

Giant Dome Theater Consortium Supports Journey to Space By K2 Communications/Giant Screen Films (February 20, 2015)

Journey To Space Unveils New Era of Deep Space Exploration in Dramatic Giant Screen Film Format By K2 Films/Giant Screen Films (December 12, 2014)

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