NASA Astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore Visits IMAX Friday
Gaze up at the sky on a clear night from anywhere in Tennessee and you’ll see a phenomenal display of twinkling stars and constellations.
And, at certain times, you might even catch a glimpse of the International Space Station. It will appear as the third brightest object overhead as it streaks across the sky at a rate that’s much faster than any plane.
According to NASA Astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore, the view from the ISS looking back at his home state of Tennessee is just as spectacular. Wilmore is one of the astronauts featured in a new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet 3D coming to the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D.
This Friday, Wilmore will be in Chattanooga for the Tennessee premiere of this new film. He’ll discuss his experiences in space and his role in capturing some of the spectacular scenes audiences will see on the giant screen.
“I was blessed to fly into space when the IMAX cameras first arrived at the ISS,” said Wilmore. “I was the first to use these new digital cameras to view and capture the wonders of Earth from space, and oh my, what an experience!”