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Narrated by Sean Bean

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?

Faster Than Light: the Dream of Interstellar Flight will dazzle audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us?

A co-production of Spitz Creative Media, Mirage3D, Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc. This project is supported by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Film Office.

Running Time: 25 minutes

Accolades

· Director's Award, Fulldome Festival Brno 2017

Languages

· English, Czech, Spanish and others on request.

For more information, including availability, pricing, and preview

Contact: SPITZ@SPITZINC.COM

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InPark Magazine

 

 

 

 

Faster Than Light Trailer.

 

Faster Than Light excerpt: Antimatter Shower

When cosmic rays smash into atoms in our upper atmosphere, they create a spray of particles of the opposite charge: antimatter. Antimatter is the most powerful fuel known...could antimatter engines one day power interstellar travel?

 

Faster Than Light excerpt: Polynesians

Ancient Polynesians colonized the Pacific ocean by moving progressively from island to island. Today, we consider using the same model for space exploration, setting our sights on the nearest star system and then moving on to its nearest neighbor.

 

Faster Than Light excerpt: Whipple shield.

For an interstellar spacecraft traveling at near-light speed, even the smallest collision can be catastrophic. Protective structures, like the Whipple shield, deflect hazardous dust, meteors and other space debris.