Parents need to know that this documentary about NASA’s final shuttle expedition to repair a broken part of the Hubble telescope is an educational goldmine offering facts about space and a bounty of images of distant galaxies caught by the instrument. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy this excursion into space via 3-D IMAX technology. Due to the 3-D effects, younger kids might find the viewing experience slightly unsettling and might need help adjusting to the special viewing glasses.
- Families can talk about what it must be like for the astronauts who journey into space. What drives them to sign up for such an adventure, and how difficult do you think it is to perform such mundane tasks as removing bolts amid the splendor of the universe?
- How did the 3-D effects change the viewing experience? Do you think it was improved, or was it too distracting? Did you experience any strange physical effects from the 3-D?
- Why were scientists determined to make it out to Hubble one more time?
Does it seem like a worthy endeavor?