NASA Astronaut Chris Hadfield, is a modern day explorer. This farm boy has always had a passion for flying – but for him the sky is not the limit! It was in June of 1992 that Chris was first selected from a field of 5330 applicants to become one of a chosen few astronauts. He was assigned to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where eventually Hadfield became NASA’a Chief CapCom, the voice of Mission Control to Astronauts in orbit for 25 shuttle missions. A veteran of two space shuttle missions, in 2001, Chris Hadfield installed the next-generation Canadarm 2 to the International Space Station during Shuttle Mission STS-100.
In November 2012, Chris returned to space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) where he lived and worked for six months as part of the crew of Expedition 34/35. In March 2013, he became the Commander of the International Space Station during the second portion of his 146 day stay in space. He along with five other astronauts helped to run dozens of scientific experiments dealing with the impact of low gravity on human biology. During the mission, Chris gained media popularity by chronicling life aboard the space station. From taking extraordinary pictures of the earth, to playing his guitar and recording music in space, Chris developed a huge worldwide social media following (currently 1.38 million Twitter followers), a rare accomplishment for someone not in the entertainment field. Chris has truly renewed the public’s fascination for space exploration.
In “The Sky is Not the Limit”, we will learn about what it takes to be an astronaut, going behind the scenes to understand the training, skills and preparation essential to Command the International Space Station. We’ll get an incredible view of planet Earth through the eyes of someone who had the unique perspective of having orbited our world 370 km above its surface, at a speed of 28,000km per hour.
“The Sky is not the Limit” is a visually stunning documentary filmed primarily in 4K. It’s packed with unforgettable images of NASA’s scientific advancements and the wonders of the universe beyond. But at the core, it is a very human story exploring the character, creativity and drive of one of the world’s most interesting and talented citizen – Colonel Chris Hadfield. This Astronaut has succeeding not merely on the international stage but he has soared beyond the boundaries of our world into the mystery and splendor of the universe. For the 9 year-old Canadian farm boy who had a lofty dream to become an astronaut, Chris Hadfield has proven that seemingly impossible dreams can come true… that the sky is not the limit.
Producer: Elaine Stacey, Chelsea Road Productions
Director: Karen Pascal
Distributor: Tricord Media – Bruce Stacey