Steam Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow

Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow

Discovery shines a spotlight on the institution taking us to the moon and to the outer edge of our solar system. Above and Beyond celebrates NASA's many accomplishments and catapults viewers to where its headed in the future. Directed, produced, and narrated by Emmy®-winning Rory Kennedy, the film examines the ways NASA has changed our vision of the universe, our planet, and ourselves.

Other Titles
Zum Mond und noch viel weiter - Die Reise der Nasa
Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Rory Kennedy
Writer
Don Kleszy, Mark Bailey
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow» (26)

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Peter S.

I can't believe that I was forced to waste two hours of my life with such an awful movie. But I had to do it. There are too many other reviews here to list them all. If you can find one, save it for the next few months. Do not see it on the big screen. It's too damn boring. But I can't help but wonder what movie people will be talking about after this drivel. And it's not just the main character. It's the story. You won't see a single thing that I did not see in the documentary. And it's the kind of story that, in a documentary, you would never see in a movie. I am glad that I had the opportunity to see this, but the idea of a video in which all of us will see the same thing that we have seen before is, for me, a sad and dangerous thing. I will probably see the same thing that I saw in this movie in a few years from now. How boring!

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Barbara L.

In a bizarre, somewhat expected turn of events, NASA has chosen to close its facility on the first anniversary of the moon landing. The project of space exploration, and its impact on the Earth, has been the subject of much scientific and technical research. But why? What is the purpose? For most people the moon landing was a singular event that changed the world forever. For others it was merely an experiment. The point is that, for many, the moon landing is considered to be the turning point of human history. For others it was just a small step, a laboratory project. For others it was the beginning of a long process of searching for a better future. For still others it was the end of an era. For all of these reasons, this documentary will provide the most compelling discussion on the subject of Apollo 11 and the moon landing. Instead of just focusing on one man, it will follow a small number of people and the many different scenarios that can be extrapolated. For NASA's sake, the organization should feel that they were going to have to release this as a full length film. It is important to note that there was a huge technological and economic success at the time of the moon landing. It is possible to say that the moon landing was one of the most important events of the 20th century. That is an achievement that is hard to duplicate. The ability to go to the moon is a project that will need to be replicated in the future. It would be very easy to have a successful commercial launch and to land a spacecraft on the moon, but with all the technological advances in the last 20 years, it is very hard to believe that anyone would have to get a rocket to a moon base and then land it. When we see a small group of people from NASA talking about their personal memories of the Apollo mission, it is very interesting to listen to them. This is the sort of documentary that would appeal to the most dedicated space fans. For anyone who wants to see this documentary, this is one of the best documentaries that you could see.

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Jonathan

Amazing film. Amazing stuff. I would rate it a 10 but I have a hard time finding the 9/10 that I can give. It deserves all the praise it gets. The footage of the moon missions is jaw dropping. And the actual human beings are even more fascinating. I find it hard to believe that all these people had to do was look like they were going through the motions of day to day life for a couple of decades before they were able to go up there and do something real spectacular. We don't even have to travel to the moon in order to do this. I don't see why there is such a bias against it. I am so glad that this documentary is finally being made available to the general public. So many people have been mistreated for all these years by NASA. And we are finally going to see this from the human side. This is the documentary that everyone should see. It really gets you thinking. I am very pleased that we are finally seeing this from the human side. I think that NASA really deserves all the credit that it gets for all of the amazing things that it has done. I just wonder why this film has not been made available for a long time. We are only in the "new" decade.

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Debra Delgado

I was thinking I was going to enjoy this film, and was a little disappointed. I thought it was going to be an interesting look at the space shuttle program, but was a little let down by the film's production values. The CGI effects were very good, but the film was too short and the cast was too short. I felt the acting was somewhat wooden and the characters seemed to be a little more than what I expected. I would have liked a little more background information on the program. I feel the audience is not informed enough about what is going on and what the crew are doing. Overall, the film is a little too short for the viewers. The people who liked it the most are the ones that got really involved with the program and would have enjoyed more information about the shuttle program. It would have made for a better film if the film had more story to go along with the CGI effects. I would give this film a 7 out of 10.

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Harold Parker

When I first heard of this documentary I thought that it was just a glorified NASA release, which was all it was. But, as the film progressed I realized that it was actually the true story of the Apollo missions, the real Apollo, and the people who went through the journey. I was impressed by the true story of the crew of the Apollo 11 mission and how they went through the challenges of flight, the pressure of the political administration, the science of the mission, and the personal challenges of a man's life. The strength of the film comes from how real the crew was, and how real the challenges were. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how it was made. The director did an excellent job in showing the difficulties that the crew had. I was impressed with the cinematography and how realistic the crew was. I was very impressed by how the director was able to capture the raw emotions of the astronauts on the mission. I was also impressed by how the director managed to show us the scientific advancements that were made during the Apollo missions. I also enjoyed the documentary because it was very moving, as you see how they went through the space missions, the emotional, emotional, and technical challenges they had to overcome, and the real adventures they had. I give this film an 8 out of 10.

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Carolyn

I didn't expect much from this documentary. I did like it, though. It was well done. I think some of the technical aspects of the flight weren't very clear to me, like the fact that the actual launch was accomplished in a matter of hours instead of days. I think it would have been much clearer to say something like "NASA was able to launch a spacecraft that is 1.2 times heavier than the International Space Station" or "When you look at the satellite that was launched, it is only 0.6 times heavier than the International Space Station". The space shuttle was also made as a human-powered vehicle, not as a rocket. I think it would have been much clearer if they had shown a launch of the spacecraft in one of the NASA TV shows. The Shuttle is one of the best vehicles in the world, and I think they would have said it so much better, like "The launch was successful. We successfully launched the Space Shuttle on it's path to the moon." Another thing that I really enjoyed was that they showed how people were very attached to the space shuttle. People were willing to go through life time commitments just to go see the shuttle. The men and women who served on the shuttle had all suffered with the shuttle's failures, and this movie seemed to show that, although there were times when they weren't able to see the shuttle anymore. One thing I didn't like was that they showed pictures of the space shuttle without the people behind the pictures. That was so unnatural. There was no way they could have done that. Another thing that I did like was that the crew was not as cliche as you would expect. There was one crew member who had the right personality to be the leader, and he wasn't a big loser. Another one that I thought was a very funny crew member was the one who was an airline pilot. He was very calm and confident, and was very easy to like. One thing that I didn't like was the emphasis on "space." I don't think that was really necessary. I think that they showed that some of the issues with the space shuttle were also affecting the people on the ground. That's really the only thing I did not like about this movie. It was a good movie, and I recommend it.

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Eric

I know that I am in the minority here, but I think that the quality of this documentary is quite high. I've always loved NASA and space and have been curious about all of their space flights ever since I was a kid. I read a couple of the books written by Don Cowie and remember that the guy in the picture was an ex-astronaut and his wife was a former astronaut. They also did a movie that was based on Cowie's book and I was really excited to see that. I also loved the documentary that was based on their books and I knew that it was going to be good. That movie was really great and that documentary is really good too. This documentary really brings the stars of space and it does a good job with that. It's really touching and very good. The movie is narrated by the current astronaut and his wife who is going through a tough time. They talk about how they can't control everything that happens around them and they have to stay positive. There are some really good quotes from astronauts and space scientists and it really brought a lot of emotion to me. It also made me really think about NASA's mission and how we would go if we had this knowledge that we could control everything that we could do. This is a really good documentary and I really enjoyed it.

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Brandon P.

This film (like its title) is about the most interesting thing that NASA accomplished in the early days of its existence: the Space Shuttle. If you don't know anything about the Shuttle, it's about a classic rocket, capable of reaching orbit at a speed of Mach 2.4. If you are a pilot, you know that it's a highly maneuverable spacecraft, capable of maneuvering itself to a high altitude. If you have a college education, you know that it has several primary missions: "observation of the sun", "mission to Jupiter", and "mission to Mercury". "Mission to Jupiter" was the most significant mission of all, with the shuttle carrying four astronauts to Jupiter, which is the largest planet in our solar system. Now, NASA has been trying to have a shuttle that can perform these missions for nearly a decade. The Shuttle-Delta had the capability to carry eight astronauts to the outermost region of the solar system. The shuttle could only do that if the astronauts were placed in an Earth-like orbit. For nearly a decade, NASA has been trying to achieve this goal. When it finally accomplished that goal, the shuttle became a technological masterpiece, a great accomplishment for our country. But it was not the end of the story. NASA also had to spend $6.2 billion in 2007 on maintaining the orbiter, as well as other instruments. To maintain the orbiter, it needs a crew of approximately 6 to 8 people. At the moment, NASA is facing a huge budgetary gap and it is unable to take on more people. NASA wants to reduce that number to 4. NASA will conduct its own operations to accomplish this mission, but it will need additional funding to do so. NASA hopes to land on the moon, but it is also planning to send the first human being to Mars in 2018. Although NASA is not alone in its mission, there is a lot of attention on NASA, its efforts, and its accomplishments. As the Shuttle approach retirement, the attention of NASA focuses on improving the shuttle. In this film, the focus of NASA is solely on the Shuttle. One of the things that most impressed me about this film was how much it focused on the Shuttle. It was an interesting way of presenting the story of the Shuttle, as it was the most important part of NASA's history. NASA's mission was also not the only focus of the film, but it was not just the Shuttle, but the entire fleet of the Shuttle, as well as all the other space programs that NASA supported. NASA was able to present all of this in an exciting way. The success of the Shuttle was inspiring and it gave hope for the future. I liked the way in which NASA was able to make the audience feel like NASA was alive and kicking. The fact that NASA is so big and has so many people is also exciting, and gives the

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Kelly O.

I saw this at the Boston Science Center and had a great time watching this. Although the movie is a bit slow, the heart of the movie is in the details. There is not a big budget movie here and the scenes are mostly from the 1960s. That makes it a little harder to relate to and a bit more challenging to watch. The film is not very technical, and a lot of the information is based on historical documents and books, so the viewer has to be well-versed in the history of space exploration. But that does not matter. For most of the time, it is interesting to watch the process of space flight and the technical aspects of the missions. As a viewer, the drama and suspense is what it is all about, and the various acts of heroism and treachery add to the drama. The film is not a step by step movie, but is well shot and edited, and the personal stories of the astronauts are compelling and well told. The film is not a scientific documentary. It is a film that shows the life of the astronauts and gives them a place in history. It is a good film to watch for a fun evening, but it is not a movie that is going to change the world. The man who wrote the book on the Apollo program, William Anders, is on the cover of the book. He is very concerned about the sustainability of space exploration, and he is the one who inspired the movie. In conclusion, I highly recommend this film.

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Laura C.

Forget the moon landing. For the sake of the new millennium, let's focus on something which has been the central point of science fiction and futurism since the beginning of time: human beings. Let's focus on NASA. Let's focus on the human character. What I love about NASA is that there is a solid core to it, and that the science is based on human capability, rather than on purely abstract, religious beliefs. For example, the air and space missions (including the moon landing) can be accurately predicted in advance, even before the missions are launched. That alone makes me believe that a human being is capable of carrying out a mission like the moon landing, and NASA knows this. However, as I said, I like NASA for the reason that it knows that a human being can make it to the moon, and to this end, NASA has a solid core. That core is what I believe makes NASA special, and that is why it is so highly regarded. In addition, I believe that NASA has a human spirit that will continue to provide important technology to mankind. The Apollo missions proved that there is such a thing as human nature, and I believe that NASA has a human spirit that will continue to provide important technology to mankind.

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Joan Rodriguez

This documentary about NASA's latest mission to the moon, moon, and beyond was a bit like listening to a taped reenactment of the Apollo 11 mission, but without the difficulty of adapting to an entirely different time-line. The movie is a bit on the long side, but at least it's not as boring as the broadcast NASA always presents us with. As for the actual presentation of the Apollo 11 mission, I think it was a good effort, as the Apollo 11 mission, just like the Apollo 11 moon mission, has a tremendous amount of historical significance, which I'm sure everyone knows, but which it has been kept out of the public eye for the past 60 years. The documentary makes no secret of the fact that the Apollo 11 mission was the first flight to land on the moon, but the movie doesn't go into detail as to why or how they accomplished this feat, and thus, if you can watch it without knowing more about the mission, you'll still be able to appreciate the experience as a whole. I think that the best part about the movie is the conversation it inspires between the actual astronauts, especially when the astronauts discuss the historic events they were involved in, but when the astronauts are discussing the historical events they were not involved in, the talk is a bit monotonous, but then again, the movie is meant to be a simple, factual, and easy-to-follow documentary, so maybe it's a bit of a letdown. All in all, the documentary is an interesting look at the Apollo missions, which are a bit boring at times, but at least you can learn something about them, as I've said. My score: 8 (out of 10)

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Joe F.

This movie was not a must see but I'm glad it was made. It's important to see the NASA history. But don't try to force a movie to be a history lesson. When you have to do that, you are losing the story. NASA does not need to tell us all the history of NASA. NASA tells us about its accomplishments but never reveals its history. If it did, it would be a better movie. Even the interviews with the astronauts were not really needed. But the movie is not really good because it doesn't tell us how the world has changed or what has been achieved. NASA has been successful, but it has not been the most successful NASA. NASA is more of an international organization. It has some achievements, but not all. But this movie is a good historical movie. It tells the history of NASA from the original project through the space shuttle to the Apollo lunar landing. It is a good history lesson but not very interesting. NASA may have been successful in the end, but it was not the most successful NASA. I'm glad that there is a movie that shows NASA in a different way.

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Ruth Berry

When I first heard about this documentary, I was excited to watch it. I am a biophysicist and I was a fan of the Apollo moon mission. I thought this documentary would be entertaining. I was surprised at how much I loved this documentary. This documentary shows us a very unique and important part of the history of our country and our people. It shows the beginning of the mission. This film is an outstanding example of a docudrama. You don't get to hear that many stories that often. You get a good sense of what the mission was like and how the crew reacted to all of the challenges. The crew had some great moments, but there were many other moments that really showed how stressful and nerve wracking the mission was. This documentary is an excellent way to learn about NASA and what it has been doing for the past 40 years. I highly recommend this documentary.

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Sean R.

I was interested in this film because of the positive portrayal of NASA, which is an organization that has been plagued with criticism over the years. I was surprised to see that NASA was portrayed in a positive light, despite some negative aspects of the organization. I also found the documentary to be informative, and made me want to learn more about NASA. I am glad I found this film, and hope others will find it as well.

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Rachel S.

Astronaut and astronaut as well as biographies of other pioneers of the space program. Most of the images come from the Lunar and Planetary Institute archives. The film presents space history from the 19th century to the present. This is an excellent film, I especially liked the portrayal of Apollo 11 and the end of the shuttle program. I liked the idea of a documentary film about an astronaut's life. It's rare that you get that kind of treatment.

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Deborah C.

This movie, and also its documentary follow-up, are very informative. Most people, however, will be familiar with the answers. There are few of us who have actually visited the International Space Station and the deep space habitats. If you've never even thought about it, it's a fascinating story. The astronaut is able to relate to the citizen and the civilian. I don't think the movie would have been as good as it was if it had focused on just one or two of the details. The greatest achievements are in a few areas of the film. The Shuttle Atlantis landing is a bit cliche, but it's true. The mission of the Russian Mir is also well done. The only flaw I found was with the NASA Center itself. It seemed like the best places were in a couple of cities and the buildings were in better condition. And some of the images were a little amateurish, as was the production. But the documentary and the movie do a better job of capturing what it takes to do a really good job than any documentary I've ever seen.

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Lawrence Gutierrez

As one of NASA's senior executives, I'm extremely familiar with the Space Program. For me, this documentary isn't all that I expected. If it had to be condensed, I would have preferred to have seen more of the history of NASA. However, it was interesting to hear more about the history of the SLS, the Orion, the JAXA, the International Space Station, and the International Space Station. I'm not really sure if NASA is actually going to use the SLS for a trip to Mars, but it's interesting to hear how NASA's leadership is focusing on other projects. For the most part, the film did a good job of explaining the history of the program, and I am excited about the future. I recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the history of NASA and space exploration.

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Carl V.

I thought this was a very good documentary. It was a bit different than what I expected, but I still found it to be very informative and entertaining. The movie was very entertaining, I thought that it was very informative and I really enjoyed the message of the movie. It also was very entertaining to watch, and it was very interesting to see what the space program was like, and how NASA worked. I think that this is a great movie, and I recommend that people watch it. I really enjoyed the movie, and I think that it is a great documentary, and I would definitely recommend it to people who are interested in space.

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Gloria T.

This documentary is about the journey of NASA to Mars. It covers the history of the program, the challenges and the achievements. It's an interesting story about how NASA has gone from a boring boring program to one that is a science fiction movie. The movie is well done and interesting. The documentary does a good job of explaining how NASA has evolved from the boring boring program to the science fiction movie. It also shows how NASA has evolved from a boring boring program to one that is a science fiction movie. I recommend this documentary to everyone. It's well done and interesting.

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Janice A.

As a space fan, I really enjoyed this documentary. It was well-written and well-acted. It was a nice change from the usual NASA crap that we see. It was also interesting to see that NASA has a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians who are on the ground and in the air, and that they actually like to work together. It's a good thing that they are doing this work because the human factor is really the most important part of any project. The documentary also showed that NASA is not going to go away anytime soon. NASA is still a major employer and a major player in the world economy. NASA is going to be there for the foreseeable future. This is a good documentary and I highly recommend it.

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Howard Meyer

In the year 2035, there are no more "planets", the moon is no longer a rock, and the human race has been transformed into a "super-race". But the journey of a human being to a new planet is just the beginning. The film is a wonderful look at how the space program works, and the people involved in it. There are some very funny moments, and the film is very well made. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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Bruce Cooper

The film is really great, it covers the whole history of NASA, from its beginnings in 1958, to the space shuttle program, to the moon landing, and the space shuttle program itself. It covers the events leading up to the shuttle program, the shuttle itself, and the space shuttle program itself. It is very interesting, and I enjoyed it very much. I think it is a good film to show to the public. I think that the director did a great job. He made it very interesting. I think it is a great film, and I think that it is very good.

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Crystal R.

I just came back from the San Francisco International Film Festival, and was blown away by this documentary. I've been following the space program since the early days, and I was looking forward to seeing this film. I think it's the first time I've seen a documentary that is so honest and straight forward about what it is like to be a NASA employee. The film is a good representation of what NASA is really like, and how they're actually doing their job. There are no side stories or side characters, just the facts. I was impressed by the film, and it's nice to see that the people who work at NASA are really just like us. I think it's great that NASA is able to keep their budget the same as other federal agencies, and I think it's important to show how much NASA is doing for the country. It's nice to see NASA actually having a voice, and being able to share their knowledge with the public. It's also nice to see NASA's accomplishments and accomplishments in space. It's good to see that NASA is actually doing their job, and they're actually doing it well. I think the film is really good and I recommend it to everyone.

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Johnny

This documentary takes a close look at how the Apollo missions led to the Apollo program, including a small segment from the moon. The film opens with a brief newsreel of the Apollo 17 flight, and includes several clips from the space program from the 1960s and 1970s. After this brief introduction, the documentary takes us on a voyage of the past with a look at the history of the space program, including some clips from the Apollo missions. The documentary also introduces us to the people who helped make the space program happen, including those in the space shuttle program, which helped the Apollo program move forward. After this brief introduction, we are taken on a journey of the future with the launch of the space shuttle Endeavor, and a look at the shuttle's development. The documentary concludes with an interview with one of the men who flew with the shuttle Endeavor. While there are some great interviews, the documentary still felt a little too focused on the Apollo programs. This is not to say that it isn't worth a watch, but it could have been better. It is definitely worth seeing, but I would say that it is just a little too focused on the Apollo programs. This documentary is about the space program, and about what the space program has meant for all of us. If you are a fan of the space program, then this is a good documentary to see. Otherwise, you will be better off seeing something else.

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Lawrence S.

Why? It's not quite clear. It's not even obvious why they did it. It just seems like a formality. One of the reasons they did this is the obvious personal benefit of seeing space exploration from a different perspective. They seem to have a vested interest in doing this and they also have to make sure the film does well. All of the other reasons were personal and/or professional. I'd love to know why they did it. It's not like they haven't done this before. They did it with the Apollo moon landings and they did it with the shuttle launches. This is their first documentary and they're trying to tell their story and try to educate the public about what happened during their careers. It's nice to know that they're still around and that they do this. They are the reasons the space program exists and NASA is where it's at.

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Amber

This film is a must see for anyone interested in space exploration. The story is not exactly new, but it is told in a very interesting and realistic way. The actors are very good, and the director is very well-known. The fact that this film is a true story, without any exaggeration, is very important. I really enjoyed this film, and I would recommend it to anyone. I give it an 8/10.