Gayle Anderson was live in Beverly Hills at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a preview of the event, "ASTRONAUT AS FILMMAKER- CREW OF SHUTTLE ATLANTIS (STS-125)."
This event is open to the public, Tuesday, July 14th. Reception at 6:45 pm. The event starts at 8:00 pm. General admission tickets are $5 and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. All seating is unreserved.
"Star Wars"), "Astronaut as Filmmaker" explores the close-knit relationship between NASA and motion pictures.
The presentation will feature astronauts, including Commander Scott Altman, who recently returned from the STS-125 shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. They will talk about the challenges and revelations of filming in outer space.
The shuttle's crew was trained at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to operate the digital and IMAX 3D cameras used to film the historic Hubble servicing mission, considered by many to be some of the most challenging work ever undertaken in space. The evening will include clips and conversation with the astronauts, along with other special guests.
All guests are subject to availability. Check back for updates.
For more information, contact:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211