Mission to Mir captures cosmonauts, astronauts, and record-breaking space pioneer Shannon Lucid testing science and human relationships in the final frontier. Filmed in space by the astronauts, this unprecedented tour of Russia’s Space Station Mir escorts viewers through the weightless abode that has been occupied by international teams of scientists since 1986.

Blending historical footage with live-action shots, the larger-than-life venture illustrates the personal friendship forged by the former Cold War rivals as they begin working together in orbit. In addition, it emphasizes the success the two nations have found by cooperating after their highly competitive race to space.
Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1997
  • Date Released:
    May 20, 1997
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

  • Produced By:

    IMAX Space Ltd. IMAX Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation in association with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air And Space Museum w

  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Barker, Andrew Gellis
  • Producer: Graeme Ferguson, Toni Myers
  • Director:  Ivan Galin
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer: 
  • Cinematography: David Douglas (DPO), James Neihouse. Filmed in space by the astronauts.
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon
  • Editor: Jane Morrison, Toni Myers
  • Narrator: August Schellenberg, voiceover
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  • Documentary
  • Space



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