Mission to Mir

Mission to Mir captures cosmonauts, astronauts and record-breaking space pioneer Shannon Lucid testing science and human relationships in the final frontier. Filmed in space by the astronauts, this unprecedented tour of Russia's Space Station Mir escorts viewers through the weightless abode that has been occupied by international teams of scientists since 1986. Blending historical footage with ambitious and breathtaking live-action shots, the larger-than-life venture -- produced by veteran filmmakers Toni Myers and Graeme Ferguson, with assistance from Russian director Ivan Galin -- illustrates the personal friendship forged by the former Cold War rivals as they begin working together in orbit. In addition, it emphasizes the success the two nations have found by cooperating after their highly competitive race to space.
Presented by IMAX Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation in association with the National Air and Space Museum and with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Directed by Ivan Galin
Written By Toni Meyers
Photographed by James Neihouse with David Douglas
Narrated by August Schellenberg