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Space Frontiers: Lights, Camera, Blast-Off! Making IMAX Movies in Space

October 23, 2012 by Toni Myers

Video is also posted on webcast.rice.edu.

Toni Myers | Producer/Director, IMAX Corporation

On April 4 of this year the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., took ownership of 2 unique 70mm IMAX cameras that had completed a total of 20 space shuttle missions from 1984 to 1998. The IMAX team turned 99 astronauts into movie makers who captured stunning never-before-seen views of our planet, breath-taking spacewalks, and space exploration milestones such as the release of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first ever view of the shuttle against the backdrop of Earth.

This phenomenal success led to 46 more astronauts and cosmonauts being trained to use IMAX 3D cameras to make Space Station3D, and Hubble3D.

Producer/Director/Writer/Editor Toni Myers, a lead member of the production team, will take us on a journey that begins with the first rock videos in London and continues to the present day where more than 100 million people have traveled to space with IMAX.

Dean of Natural Sciences

Rice Space Institute



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