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“This Has Been to Space” Film Premiere
February 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
“When 25 kids lunch a weather balloon to the edge of the atmosphere… expect the unexpected!”
This has Been To Space is a short documentary that follows a group of kids and astrophysicists as they launch a high-altitude balloon outfitted with video cameras, a Geiger counter, scientific instruments, and a few carefully chosen souvenirs. Following with GPS, the group jumps into a pair of vans and chases the balloon across two states. It finally pops at the edge of space, floating back to earth on a parachute, only to bounce down in the most unexpected of places….
This film is a production of Chicago’s own 137 Films, a unique documentary film company that specializes in telling the stories of science. The directors, Clayton Brown and Monica Long Ross, will be on hand to answer questions.