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The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station

The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station
The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station
The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station
  • NR
  • 2h 6m
  • 2021
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Over twenty years ago, rival nations put aside political and cultural differences and came together in a demonstration of international co-operation to create something unique-the International Space Station. For the first time in history, driven by his innate impulse to explore, man had a permanently inhabited foothold in the heavens. The Wonderful draws together personal stories from men and women from around the world who have been a part of this extraordinary endeavor, providing a fascinating insight into human nature and our relationship with planet Earth. These testimonials bring an intimacy and uniqueness to the story-bringing life in space alive, yet showing the strong emotional ties that bind these astronauts to the earth-and we are left not only with a sense of the vast 'velvet bottomless bucket' of the universe, but also the remarkable resilience and potential of mankind.
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Common Sense Says
Pleasant space partnership docu best for budding astronauts.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station is a documentary about more than two decades of peaceful collaboration between nations, including those often at odds politically, on a project that's intended to benefit humanity as a whole. The history of the International Space Station is told mostly from the perspective of the astronauts and cosmonauts who've lived aboard it, as well as a few key people who helped make their experience a reality. An equal number of men and women share their personal journeys, but while many cultures are represented, the group is fairly homogenous in terms of race, ability, and sexual identity. The filmmakers are clearly making an effort to help kids connect to the experience of what it takes to get to space and what it's like to live there. Space station residents usually start out by talking about the interest in and awe of space that they felt as children, and several of the stories address what it's like for a parent to fly off in a rocket, leaving loved ones behind for six months to a year. Space camp types will probably be fascinated, but this effort is less likely to engage those who mostly tend to notice the sky when the moon is full. News footage of New Yorkers in peril during 9/11 may be upsetting.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary, Family
  • Release Date:September 17, 2021
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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