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New Space Station 3D IMAX film
is out of this world!
Film debuts nationally mid April

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 5, 2002) - It's T minus 2 and counting. On April 20, we'll have lift off when Space Station opens at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D ® Theater. Launched as one of the most challenging engineering feats ever, this IMAX adventure takes audiences on an incredible journey of discovery from the Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station. Orbiting at speeds of 17,500 mph some 220 miles above Earth, viewers feel like they're floating in space.

Captured in 3D and narrated by Tom Cruise, this film transports audiences directly to the space station, the first major international outpost in space. Cameras catch stunning views of the entire International Space Station in 3D, with its golden solar arrays outstretched majestically against the backdrop of Earth.

The IMAX cameras captured seven space shuttle crews and two resident station crews, as they transformed the International Space Station into a permanent research facility in space for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity. With a screen reaching more than six stories high and 15,000 watts of surround-sound, this IMAX 3D technology not only launches you 200 miles above Earth, it thrusts you into zero gravity, making you feel like you're in space floating alongside space station astronauts and cosmonauts.

This technical marvel, unparalleled in scope and challenge, also depicts the astronauts and cosmonauts sharing the tensions and triumphs of their greatest challenge: thousands of hours
of painstaking dangerous work, all in this tiny vacuum of space.

Downloadable images
More about Space Station 3D

Space Station 3D is sponsored by Mystic Java Café.


Daily departures begin: April 20
Sunday - Thursday: 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 p.m


The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D® Theater is located in Chattanooga. Ticket prices are $7.25 per adult and $4.95 per child, ages 3-12. Admission to the Tennessee Aquarium is $12.95 per adult and $6.95 per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater are open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas and are accessible to people with disabilities. Members enjoy unlimited Aquarium visits and IMAX discounts. To join, call 267-FISH.




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