On March 13, a new film, Journey to Space, launches at the Saint Louis Science Center. Using exclusive interviews with astronauts and spectacular space footage, Journey to Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers.
Viewers will witness unique views of Earth and operations in space, such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and how the Shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station. Plus, you'll learn about the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteriods.
Showtimes vary daily. For showtimes and tickets, to go to www.slsc.org/showtimes
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call 800-456-SLSC x4424 or 314-289-4424 for group ticket information.
Also playing: Humpback Whales and Mysteries of the Unseen World
See a preview of Journey to Space:
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