Movie showcases life of an astronaut

The film won the 2021 Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program and is touted as the most ambitious production ever filmed in space

Movie showcases life of an astronaut
Astronaut David Saint-Jacques

Photo Credit: Felix & Paul Studios

Beginning Sept. 28, The Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan is showing the film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. This production by Felix & Paul Studios, in collaboration with TIME Studios, adapted for a 360 degree dome projection, reveals the daily life of astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). In order to document life in space, there was a zero gravity virtual reality camera attached to astronauts aboard the ISS, including David Saint-Jacques. Shot entirely on board the ISS, this film will feed people’s curiosity about the challenges of life in weightlessness in a confined environment.

Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the production’s first episode, introduces astronauts Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques, Christina Koch and Nick Hague as they face the disorientation of weightlessness and react to potentially catastrophic situations by leveraging their years of training. Spectators will experience the extreme nature of this unique production lived by the astronauts.

Photo credit: Felix & Paul Studios

Thanks to the 360 degree dome projection, everyone will have an immersive experience enhanced by new laser-type projectors that significantly increase image resolution and provide ten times the brightness to explore the beauty of space.

This first part will get adventurers ready for the sequel to the film, which will be released in 2022: The Spacewalk.

For more information and to book tickets, check out the movie schedule.

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