For our new selection, we take you in space and more precisely on board of the ISS with Captain Chris Cassidy and the excellent documentary series of Disney+, Among the Stars.

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Among the Stars

WHY

If you are passionate about space and the challenges of weightlessness in the International Space Station, then this new documentary series is for you! Among the Stars follows astronaut and American hero Chris Cassidy on his last mission in space. But the documentary offers us much more than that thanks to the many speakers, we meet lots of astronauts and also the various teams in the Houston HQ and the family that will offer us an impressive and truly interesting immersion in the preparation of NASA missions. This is also reinforced by some really stunning images like the spacewalk from the ISS. The danger is then present at any time such as for the unlucky Italian astronaut and the water leak in his spacesuit. We understand better why the training in a huge pool is an essential part of the preparation of a mission. It is always interesting to see that a mission is a succession of challenges and headaches where the slightest unforeseen event can have enormous consequences on schedule and of course on life and death issues. The documentary also presents us the change of approach of travel in space with the arrival of company like SpaceX. We also discover how the world had to adapt to face the covid crisis that affects all the population except the astronauts in the ISS. Do not miss this excellent immersion in the life of an astronaut!

WHAT

A six-part docuseries with fly on the wall access into the wider world of NASA, with cameras on Earth and in space. NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy is on a quest to get back in his spacesuit for one last mission. This series follows Chris and the wider team who take on missions that risk life, limb and reputation for the greater good of humankind. Join them as their missions unfold.

WHERE

Disney+

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