Destiny in Space gives viewers an exciting glimpse into the future of space exploration. Featuring never-before-seen giant-screen images of the space shuttle in orbit around the Earth and thrilling fly-overs of Mars and Venus, the film focuses on the dramatic partnership of humans and robots working in space. An IMAX camera deployed via satellite provides rare views of the shuttle, in its entirety, orbiting 200 miles above Earth. Audiences are with the astronauts as they work in Spacelab and outside the shuttle in the hazardous vacuum of space, performing a spectacularly successful servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1994
  • Date Released:
    June 1994
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:

    Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum and the Lockheed Corporation in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administr

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Graeme Ferguson
  • Director:  Ben Burtt, Phyllis Ferguson, James Neihouse, Gail Singer
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Toni Myers
  • Cinematography: Location cinematographers: James Neihouse, David Douglas. Space footage photographed by the astronauts of STS-61B, 34, 32, 31, 42, 46, 51 and 61. Astronaut Trainer James Neihouse.
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon
  • Editor: Toni Myers
  • Narrator: Leonard Nimoy
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Space


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  • 2015 Inductee to the IMAX Hall of Fame
  • First Place Gold Camera Award, U.S. International Film and Video Festival

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