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The Dream Is Alive (1985)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | June 1985 (USA)
Traveling on the Space Shuttle, covers training, launch, flight, deployment of LDEF from Challenger in April 1984 (STS-41C).




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David Leestma ...
George Nelson ...
Kathy Sullivan ...
James Van Hoften ...


Shot in space by the astronauts themselves, the film provides a close-up look at several space shuttle missions, including the Challenger's 1984 mission to repair a damaged satellite. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drömmen om rymden  »

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Still one of the greatest IMAX movies and space documentaries
29 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this when I was a kid when it was still a fairly new IMAX movie at the IMAX theater at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. It's the best IMAX movie I've ever seen and I've been to a lot. I can still remember the first time I saw it, the scene where they use the emergency baskets made me and everyone else in the theater nearly jump out of our seats. It makes a great experience and a lot of the scenes gave me tingles (like the shuttle takeoff). I bought the DVD for my mom who is a science teacher. The DVD is a bit different experience probably because I'm no longer a kid and it's not in an IMAX theater. Despite this and the fact that it is a little dated now (but the ideas are not), it still makes for a great documentary.

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