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A new film to hit theaters in April 2021 celebrates the 20th launch anniversary of the first International Space Station (ISS) crew.

Directed by Clare Lewins, “The Wonderful – Stories from the Space Station” is produced by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Emmy nominee George Chignell, and is presented by the Universal Pictures Content Group headquartered in London.

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The film features astronauts Scott Kelly, Tim Peake, Bill Shepherd, Frank Culbertson, Peggy Whitson, Cady Coleman, Koichi Wakata, and Samantha Cristoforetti.

Political, cultural differences

In a synopsis of the film provided by the Universal Pictures Content Group:

“Over twenty years ago rival nations put aside political and cultural differences and came together in a demonstration of international co-operation to create something unique – The International Space Station.”

The film draws together personal stories and testimonials from men and women from around the world who have been a part of the ISS endeavor, providing insights into human nature and our relationship with planet Earth. Featured is archival film and interviews shot with astronauts, cosmonauts, family members and colleagues.

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“The film revels in the remarkable achievement of technology, international collaboration, scientific endeavor and human bravery that the ISS has encapsulated during its time in space, and provides an insight into the beauty and majesty of witnessing Earth from above. Caught under a giant magnifying glass, teams of scientists from different nations all work together towards a common scientific goal in extraordinary conditions. Cocooned in their revolving laboratory they are isolated from the world – family and friends – and can merely watch from a distance as life on Earth continues beneath them, and without them,” the synopsis explains.

View a sneak peek of the new feature documentary at:

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