The Dream Is Alive gives the viewer an unprecedented window seat on board the space shuttle. Shot by 14 NASA astronauts on three shuttle missions in 1984, the film includes footage of launches and landings, satellite capture and repairs, space walks, and an inside look at the astronauts living in space. Experience the sensation of weightlessness and the splendor of earth from 250 miles up. The Dream Is Alive is the next best thing to being there.

Length: 37:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1985
  • Date Released:
    June 1985
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:
    Threshold Corp. A presentation of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum and Lockheed Martin Corporation, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Graeme Ferguson
  • Director:  Graeme Ferguson
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Toni Myers
  • Cinematography: Filmed by the astronauts, who were trained by James Neihouse
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon
  • Editor: Toni Myers
  • Narrator: Walter Cronkite
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Space



IMAX Hall of Fame Award, 2002

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