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Toronto, Oct 4 (Canadian-Media): The IMAX film Journey to Space, written, produced and directed by Mark Krenzien, screened yesterday in Ontario Science Centre's IMAX theatre, showcased the exciting plans of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Orion's transition from the end of the Space Shuttle Era to the future of how we live and operate in space as a species.
Mark Krenzien. Image credit: planetary.org
The names of the new machines which would be responsible for carrying out these missions are: Orion, NASA’s first spacecraft designed to carry humans on long-duration deep space exploration missions throughout the solar system; Olympus, an inflatable transportation habitat that would provide astronauts the work area and living space for long duration missions; the Space Launch System (SLS), a new giant rocket, generating over nine million pounds of thrust with hardware equivalent to the weight of 22 elephants, to carry spacecraft and astronauts on the surface of Mars.
"The film captures the spirit of human exploration that is at the core of our DNA," said Maurice Bitran, PhD, CEO, and Chief Science officer, Ontario Science Centre and added that "Ontario Science Centre has always been a hub for astrophysics, outer space and space exploration."
Images credit: www.journeytospacefilm.com
For 60 years challenges faced by thousands of people working around the world and in space to carry out missions of landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids.
The story of film is told in three parts. The first part is the historical chapter, through its visually stunning imagery of space footage of views of Earth and operations in space, giving a fitting tribute to the Shuttle Program and the 355 astronauts who flew on the 135 Shuttle missions describing many of the big steps taken by the shuttle and the lessons learned.
The second part is devoted to the launching of Shuttle and how it assembled the International Space Station (ISS) -- a joint collaboration of 15 nationsand operating 24/7 to provide a home and a science lab in space -- teaching to build and conduct science in space and build a foundation for the future leaps into space.
In the final part of the film, emphasis is laid on realistic scenario of how astronauts will actually get to Mars, and how they would survive in space.
As an environmental activist and with his outdoor enthusiasm, Krenzien had filmed in various challenging locations from war-torn Iraq and earthquake-ravaged Haiti and a giant NASA clean room etc.
Besides Journey to Space, Krenzien had received IMAX credits in: Aircraft Carrier (2016), Humpback Whales (2015), Journey to the South Pacific (2013), Arabia (2011) and many more.
With its magic of sight and sound technologies, Journey to Space, presented on a Giant Film Screen, challenges the imagination of children and adults and is a great source of inspiration to children and young adults to look forward to a career in astronomy.
Krenzien's personal experiences and challenges faced in the present film, Journey to Space, would be discussed in a separate story.
Ontario Science Centre, designed by celebrated Toronto architect Raymond Moriyama, officially opened in 1969 and is one the worlds' first interactive science museum. A home to technology and innovation, the Science Centre dedicated to community outreach, is not only a museum but an extended classroom. The Centre draws Grade 12 students from across Ontario to spend a full semester to learn hands-on science experience in the fields of technology and science communications.