Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Air and Space Museum
IMAX Productions, 1990-1991
This accession consists of laserdisc versions of films produced for the National Air and Space Museum. The laserdisc versions were created by Lumivision Corporation from existing IMAX Corporation films. "To Fly!" celebrates the fulfillment of man's ancient dream of flight, chronicling man's successful attempt to overcome time and distance by conquering the sky. The original film was released in 1976 and presented by Conoco Inc. "The Dream is Alive" was the first large-format film to be shot on location in space and includes footage taken by astronauts on several space shuttle missions. The original film was released in 1985 and was funded by the Lockheed Corporation. "Flyers" tells the story of the coming of age of an inexperienced stunt pilot. The original film was released 1982 and presented by Conoco Inc.
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- IMAX Corporation
- Lumivision Corporation
- Conoco Inc.
- Lockheed Corporation
- To Fly! (Motion picture : 1976)
- The Dream is Alive (Motion picture : 1985)
- Flyers (Motion picture : 1982)
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Space shuttles
- Stunt flying
- Airplanes -- Piloting
- Aeronautical museums
- Astronautical museums
- Flight in motion pictures
- Aeronautics -- History
- Astronautics -- History
- Documentary films
- Documentary videos
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
- Outer space
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-155, National Air and Space Museum, IMAX Productions