Hubble-3D Movie Premiere at the National Air and Space Museum
The new IMAX film “Hubble 3-D” was premiered during a special event held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The movie featured the NASA astronauts from the fifth and final space shuttle Hubble servicing mission who repaired and upgraded the telescope in May 2009. The astronauts filmed their mission to the Hubble using an IMAX 3D camera mounted in space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay.
STS-125 mission commander Scott Altman, spacewalkers John Grunsfeld and Mike Massimino, pilot Greg Johnson, and mission specialist Megan McArthur attended the premiere, along with an audience of more than 500 guests, including several members of Congress and NASA's Deputy Administrator Lori Garver.
This is the seventh film from the IMAX "space team" led by Toni Myers. The 43 minute film gives the public unique a look at the legacy of the space telescope.
“Hubble-3D” is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and will open in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters worldwide on March 19.
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Scott AltmanSTS-125 Commander
Cut 1 (:13) – “A lot of cameras rolling while we were up there. Of course everybody was watching. It was a mission that kept me on the edge of my seat while we were do it. I am just thrilled that everything worked together and it came out as well as it did at the end.”
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NASA Deputy Administrator
Cut 2 (:27) – “I remember the first Hubble launch, and obviously Charlie Bolden, my boss, was the pilot on the first launch of Hubble and we talk about this a lot, and I love the fact that the public gets the story and it’s the meddling of science and human space flight in a perfect way and NASA helping to overcome challenges, you couldn’t write a better story.”
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