A new film on the perils of space debris, manmade and natural

Movie still: Space Junk3D, LLC

Serendipitously well-timed with the upcoming deorbit of the Russian Phobos-Grunt satellite, the IMAX film “Space Junk 3D” will open on January 13 in giant-screen theaters, in 2D and 3D. Melrae Pictures and Red Barn Productions worked with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and NASA’s Orbital Debris program to combine science and special effects in a 38-minute film covering impacts from Arizona’s Meteor Crater to satellites in geostationary orbit and all threat levels in between. A press release notes that the film “allows us to witness massive collisions in space, both natural and man-made.”


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