An Epic Space Series Debuts at Space Center Houston

Go Behind the Scenes During a Virtual Live Presentation on the Making of The ISS Experience

HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2020 – To kick off a new film coming soon to Space Center Houston, the center invites the public to a live virtual presentation about the largest production ever filmed in space, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. This epic four-part immersive series, produced by Felix & Paul Studios in association with TIME Studios, invites viewers to join eight astronauts on their life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Join Space Center Houston virtually at 7 p.m. CT December 9 as experts discuss this modern feat in a live virtual presentation. Find out what it’s like to direct filming taking place more than 220 miles (350 km) away and what it takes to bring space exploration to viewers on Earth. Panelists include Félix Lajeunesse, co-founder and Creative Director of Felix & Paul Studios; NASA astronaut Jessica Meir; Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques; and moderator William T. Harris, Space Center Houston President and CEO.

Watch the live virtual presentation at 7 p.m. CT December 9 on Space Center Houston’s YouTube channel and at spacecenter.org. To be part of this presentation, submit questions to questions@spacecenter.org for the Q&A portion at the end of the presentation.

Beginning December 10, Space Center Houston guests can watch episode one, “ADAPT,” daily on the largest 4K screen in Texas. This is the world premiere of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience on a large format screen and coincides with the 20th anniversary of human presence aboard the International Space Station. Episode One, “ADAPT,” was created in collaboration with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and other space agencies involved with the International Space Station and was filmed entirely on board the ISS using Felix & Paul Studios’ specialized 3D 360-degree virtual reality Space Camera. Astronauts Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques, Christina Koch and Nick Hague star as cast, film crew and narrators in the first episode of this four-part immersive series that also features astronauts Jessica Meir, Andrew Morgan, and Luca Parmitano in subsequent episodes.

There’s always something new at Space Center Houston. Plan a visit to explore the new film and new exhibits in a managed capacity environment. For timed tickets to Space Center Houston, visit spacecenter.org. Ticket prices range from $24.95 for children (ages 4-11) to $29.95 for adults (12 and older) with discounts for seniors and members of the military. Social distancing measures and face masks for guests ages two and older are required.

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About Episode One: “ADAPT”
“ADAPT”, the first episode in the four-part immersive series, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, documents the arrival of a new crew of astronauts aboard the International Space Station as they discover the joy, wonder and danger of living in space. Years of training come into play as the crew overcomes disorientation from microgravity, responds to potential catastrophic emergencies, and learns to operate as a close-knit team. The extreme nature of this unique shared experience brings them to form family-like bonds. The 24-minute immersive experience was filmed entirely in Space using Felix & Paul Studios’ specialized 3D, 360-Degree Space Camera and features Astronauts Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques, Christina Koch and Nick Hague who served as cast, film crew and narrators in this groundbreaking immersive production.

About Space Explorers: The ISS Experience
The largest production ever filmed in space, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic four-part immersive series that chronicles the life of eight astronauts on life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station. Shot over two years using Felix & Paul Studios’ specialized 3D, 360-degree Space Cameras, and with exclusive access to the crew, the production produced over 200 hours of high-end virtual reality footage, 18 hours of exclusive astronaut logs and interviews, and the first-ever visuals of the ISS, Planet Earth and a spacewalk captured in high-end cinematic virtual reality. Get access to the astronauts’ full experience through moments of camaraderie, shared meals, and personal video logs. The trailer for The ISS Experience is available here and stills are available here. Behind the scenes footage is available at Time.com/Space.

About Space Center Houston
The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1.25 million visitors annually, was named “Best Museum in Texas” by USA Today and generates a $118.7 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience the educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

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