It was announced this week that a private advance screening of Journey to Space will be held later this month on Feb. 24. The screening of this very large format film highlighting the achievements of the Apollo, Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs is being put on via a partnership with the Space Foundation, K2 Communications, Giant Screen Films and the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
The film, “explores how science and technology are enabling new frontiers in human space flight, with astronauts soon to undertake milestone missions beyond low Earth orbit,” writes Elliot Holokauahi Pulham Chief Executive Officer of the Space Foundation.
Watch the “Journey to Space” IMAX trailer below
Narrated by Star Trek TNG icon Sir Patrick Stewart, Journey to Space is just the most recent such production of Giant Screen Films –a company well respected and awarded for its amazing work in large format motion pictures.
Following the premier, the film will go into distribution to theaters and museums around the world. Among these will be the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.
“While inspirational and educational films like Journey to Space are important to help inspire our next generation of explorers, by no means is the genre alone. Pure entertainment films — most often science fiction, but oftentimes science “realism” — also play a role in keeping the public psyche favorably attuned to space exploration.”
A recent report from SpaceNews highlights 10 major motion pictures in the “space films” category set to release in 2015.
Among these are Jupiter Ascending, The Martian (starring Matt Damon), and the long anticipated continuation of the Luca Saga – Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.
“We live in a world where the lines between education and entertainment have become blurred, and hybrid approaches to “edutainment” more and more commonplace. From STEM-friendly and classroom-ready documentaries like Journey to Space, to the often thought-provoking humanistic explorations of Star Trek, to the swashbuckling of Star Wars, or even Guardians of the Galaxy, motion pictures that revel in the wonders of space can inspire all of us. And for those of us who are lucky enough to live and work in the space industry, they can remind us of the aspirational beauty, and importance, of what we do.”