Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts ... See full summary »
This documentary looks behind the scenes of NASA's Space Shuttle program. People from virtually every aspect of Shuttle operations talk about their jobs: astronaut selection and training, vehicle and cargo prep, pad rollout, launch, mission control, and recovery. The different responsibilities of the various Space Centers are illustrated, and the unmanned- vs. manned-spacecraft controversy is discussed. Also included are personal recollections of the Challenger disaster. Written by
Beautiful Documentary For Those Who Stay Behind...
This is truly an epic, insightful documentary on the preparation and launch of the gateway that is the Space Shuttle. The editing is flawlessly done, creating stories inside stories of the people behind the ship itself. Combined with the hauntingly brilliant soundtrack, it is a touching, empowering, and honest portrayal of the tireless human desire to explore and go beyond.
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