Astronaut as Filmmaker

The Academy’s Science and Technology Council presents “Astronaut as Filmmaker.”

Hosted by Caleb Deschanel and John Dykstra, featuring Shuttle Commander Scott Altman and the STS-125 Shuttle Crew.

Hosted by Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (“The Right Stuff”) and Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Dykstra (“Star Wars”), “Astronaut as Filmmaker” explored the close-knit relationship between NASA and motion pictures.

The presentation featured astronauts, including Commander Scott Altman, who recently returned from the STS-125 shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. They talked 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 included clips and conversation with the astronauts, along with other special guests.

Images courtesy of NASA.

Event Information

Tuesday, July 14, at 8 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Astronaut as Filmmaker Reception

Michael J. Massimino, Andrew J. Freustel, Scott D. Altman, Gregory C. Johnson, Michael T. Good and John M. Grunsfeld.

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