In 2013, a critical life-support system on the International Space Station failed, requiring an immediate spacewalk to fix it. Astronaut Chris Cassidy made the repair and saved the space station. He was trained extensively for space walks here on Earth. But how do you train to work in microgravity here on Earth? Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit reveals the ways in which NASA uses underwater environments to simulate life and work in space. Join Chris Cassidy (current ISS Commander) as he floats in his space suit alongside a full-sized mock-up the International Space Station in a giant underwater facility in Houston. Dive to the sea floor with astronaut Jeanette Epps as she lives underwater with fellow astronauts for 10 continuous days at Aquarius Reef Base in Florida. Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit offers a fascinating look into the high-tech world of astronauts. Do you have the right stuff? Astronaut is being produced from the start in a 20-minute format (not cut down from 40). There is no 40-minute version. It was filmed 100% “dome-friendly.”

Length: 20:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2021
  • Date Released:

    January 2021

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, D3D/Christie Cinedome, ESX Dome, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:

    Oceanic Research Group

  • Executive Producer: Christine Bird, Bonnie Leigh Adams, Gregory Von Hausch
  • Producer: Art Cohen, Jonathan Bird
  • Director:  Jonathan Bird
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Jonathan Bird, Art Cohen
  • Cinematography: Director of Photography: Jonathan Bird. Cinematography by Tim Geers, Tim Howe, Zach Peterson
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects: Tim Howe, Jacques Oiseau
  • Music/Score:  Bruce Zimmerman
  • Editor: Jonathan Bird, Tim Howe
  • Narrator:
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