As part of the 2021 Montréal Space for Life program, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan is very proud to present the film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. This production by Felix & Paul Studios, in collaboration with TIME Studios, adapted for a 360 degrees dome projection with the support of the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan production team, reveals the unusual daily life of astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). 2021 Primetime Emmy Award winner in Outstanding Interactive Program category, Space Explorers: The ISS Experienceis the most ambitious production ever filmed in space.
In order to document life in space, Felix & Paul Studios provided a zero gravity virtual reality camera to astronauts aboard the ISS, including David Saint-Jacques. Shot entirely on board the ISS, this film will feed everyone'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.
Thanks to a 360 degrees dome projection, everyone will have an immersive experience with family or friends. Not to mention the new laser-type projectors that significantly increase image resolution and provide ten times the brightness to explore the beauty of space in all its glory.
This first part will get adventurers ready for the sequel to the film, which will be released in 2022: the spacewalk.
Space Explorers: The ISS Experience will premiere on September 28 at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. Find out more about the movie schedule.
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About Space Explorers: The ISS Experience
Space Explorers: The ISS Experience was written by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël. It was produced with the collaboration of the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency and Roscosmos State.
Awards and distinctions:
- Primetime Emmy Award 2021 - Winner: Outstanding Interactive Program
- Infinity Festival 2019 - Winner: Monolith Award (IVA space camera)
- Lumiere Technology Award 2019 - Winner: Special Award “Impact through innovation” (IVA space camera)
About Montréal Space for Life
Montréal Space for Life is made up of five major attractions: the Biodôme, the Biosphère, the Insectarium, the Jardin botanique and the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. These prestigious municipal institutions form Canada’s largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, encouraging all of us to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.