Touch the Stars centers on mankind’s probes used in exploration of our solar system and the galaxy beyond. The film traces the path to space through the history of NASA’s probes, orbiters, and landers, from the heart of our solar system to the surface of the other planets and moons, to the grand tour of the Voyager spacecraft through the outer planets and beyond. Created with the latest imagery and scientific data, Touch the Stars uses inspiring real footage and three-dimensional vistas of our solar system and interstellar space to transport audiences to planets and distant stars alongside these intrepid robot explorers. Touch the Stars will be released in stunning 8K resolution.

Length: 25:00 and 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2019
  • Date Released:

    February 2019

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    BIG & Digital

  • Produced By:

    Afterglow Studios

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Luke Ployhar, Ashley Jahnke
  • Director:  Luke Ployhar
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Written by Scott Pearson and Barry Thorson. Script supervisor: Karre Westby
  • Cinematography:
  • Sound Editor: 

    Afterglow Studios

  • Visual Effects: Jason Malkovich, Visual Effects/Stereo Supervisor; Mark Dunshee, Lead Animator
  • Music/Score:  Afterglow Studios; Music Supervisor: Joe Fischer
  • Editor: Luke Ployhar
  • Narrator: Kim Handysides
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors: Lockheed Martin


  • Documentary
  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Space



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