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Mission to Mir
Mission to Mir
Actor: August Schellenberg
Director: Ivan Galin
Genres: Documentary
NR     2001     0hr 40min

Explore the historic first long-term space station as Russians and Americans together prepare for upcoming missions; thrill to a thunderous Soyuz launch at Baikonur; and witness the in-orbit drama of the Mir-Shuttle rendev...  more »


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Actor: August Schellenberg
Director: Ivan Galin
Creators: David Douglas, James Neihouse, Jane Morrison, Toni Myers, Andrew Gellis, Graeme Ferguson, Jonathan Barker, Judy Carroll, Phyllis Ferguson
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Space Exploration, IMAX
Studio: Imax
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2001
Original Release Date: 10/17/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/1997
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 0hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

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Movie Reviews

NASA's Best IMAX Yet
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This IMAX video takes you through the first flights and cooperative training that joined the US and Russia on MIR. It chronicles what US astronauts experienced in their training with the Russian cosmonauts in preparation for their experiences aboard MIR. Never before seen footage of Russian space sites and training along with footage of the first woman aboard MIR Shannon Lucid are included. This video gives you the history and work that led up to the eventual construction, launch and deployment of today's International Space Station."
Well done
Human Rights | Earth | 07/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very well done space video. You actually see the rockets taking off and people up in space. Other videos get distracted and go off into computer simulations or random things only sort of related to space, but this one is focused on the real life good stuff."
Mission to Mir (1997)-Well Done IMAX Documentary
Keith Mirenberg | | 03/28/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Mission to Mir (1997) was a well done 3 to 4 star space documentary released by IMAX in 1997. It is a straightforward presentation of a six month stay aboard the Russian space station MIR by a 53 year old NASA astronaut, setting a long duration zero gravity record for an American woman in space. This program was a good way for America and the Russians to get their act together for the current International Space Station.

Excellent IMAX footage included shots of: the shuttle interior, Spacelab, and of course extensive coverage of the MIR space station. In addition, the IMAX crew also filmed the exciting launch of a Soyuze spacecraft (something that until relatively recently the Russians would not show us), shots of their launch preparations, footage of the Russian launch control rooms, Star City where cosmonauts live and train, full scale mock ups of the MIR space station, and for good measure, just one more launch of the space shuttle, all filmed in clear IMAX resolution.