Hail Columbia! follows the first flight of the shuttle craft, highlighting its final preparation, pre-launch, take-off, the breathtaking flight itself, and the dramatic re-entry and landing. Interwoven are glimpses of the commander, veteran astronaut John Young, and the pilot Robert Crippen, as well as some of the many scientists, engineers, and support personnel who made possible the success of the world’s first space shuttle.

Length: 36:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1982
  • Date Released:
    May 1982
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:
  • Produced By:
    IMAX Systems Corp.
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor
  • Director:  Graeme Ferguson
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Roman Kroitor
  • Cinematography: David Douglas, Graeme Ferguson, Richard Leiterman
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Micky Erbe, Maribeth Solomon
  • Editor: Toni Trow
  • Narrator: James Whitmore
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Space



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