IMAX Films Obtained by NASM

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Financial sponsorship is obtained to purchase two new IMAX films to be shown at the Langley Theater in the National Air and Space Museum. They are "The Dream Is Alive" (expected to premier summer 1985) and "On the Wing." "The Dream is Alive" is the first large-format film to be shot on location in space, and consists of spectacular film footage obtained by astronauts using the IMAX camera on the Space Shuttle Missions in April and August, 1984.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • IMAX Corporation


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 82.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Aeronautics
  • Public programs

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