Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mixed reviews for Hubble 3-D IMAX

Not everyone loves the new Hubble 3-D IMAX movie now playing at the National Air and Space Museum (I'm talking to YOU Washington Post).

Of course there are some folks who don't like the Mona Lisa and wonder why she didn't pluck her eyebrows.

The film captures the experience of astronauts tasked with the 2009 HST repair mission.

For myself, I can't help but be excited at the notion of getting that much closer to actually experiencing space flight and gaining a better understanding of the known universe as seen through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA is not known for great film-making (have you ever watched NASA TV? [BORING]) and partnering with Warner Bros. was their only saving grace. But just being surrounded by such glorious images, immersing the viewer in the experience, is in itself a fantastic idea and I, for one, hope to see more of it. Regardless of the scripting...

Hubble Space Telescope Model Kit
Space Views from the Hubble Telescope 2010 Wall Calendar
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time

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