SILVER SPRING, Md., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to hit the road with former International Space Station Commander Colonel Chris Hadfield on an incredible up-close journey across the Solar System in CuriosityStream's new film Miniverse premiering April 17th, 2017, exclusively on the world's first ad-free streaming documentary service.
Bringing the overwhelming expanse of the Solar System down to the scale of the continental U.S., Miniverse lets viewers ride along with Hadfield, as he drives on a cross-country journey exploring planets and celestial bodies with some of the world's foremost astronomers in the passenger seat. Viewers experience the 3-billion-mile-wide Solar System on a 1:10 million-mile scale as Hadfield covers the 3,000-mile trek from New York to California.
Presented in stunning 4K Ultra HD, Miniverse features jaw-dropping imagery: the sun up-close-and-personal over Long Island, Mars over New York's Freedom Tower, and Jupiter with its fierce red spot hanging ominously over the Lincoln Memorial in our nation's capital. And then, there is the thrill of carefully navigating massive flying boulders at highway speed as Hadfield guides his car skillfully through an asteroid belt.
Space travel can be both exhilarating and terrifying, but also difficult to imagine what it's really like because it's just so abstract. CuriosityStream's Miniverse makes the Solar System relatable and accessible right here on Earth.
Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) is joined on his epic adventure by renowned theoretical physicist, futurist and best-selling author Dr. Michio Kaku (@michiokaku), as well as chief astronomer and director of the Fels Planetarium at Philadelphia's famed The Franklin Institute, Dr. Derrick Pitts (@CoolAstronomer), and Dr. Laura Danly, curator at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Each shares their celestial expertise along with lively "Carpool Karaoke" style conversation with Hadfield, who also recounts his incredible experiences as an astronaut, including the thrill of "surfing" the southern aurora during a spacewalk on the ISS.
Col. Hadfield is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions and the first Canadian commander of the ISS. His performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity recorded on the Space Station went viral with more than 33 million views on YouTube.
"Between the gorgeous imagery, insightful science and the extremely entertaining and down-to-earth banter between some of the most brilliant individuals of our time, viewers are in for such a treat with this film," said Noah Morowitz, executive producer for CuriosityStream. "You've never seen space quite like this before, and you won't want to miss it."
A CuriosityStream Original, Miniverse is co-produced by Emmy award-winning Flight33 Productions, the company behind CuriosityStream's Deep Time History, as well as the most-watched program ever aired on The History Channel (Life After People).
To watch Miniverse now, visit www.curiositystream.com and start a free trial.
CuriosityStream is the world's first on-demand streaming service for documentary and nonfiction programming. Over 1,500 shows from the world's best filmmakers are available to watch on most streaming devices, including Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android, starting at just $2.99 per month. Focused on offering enriching and enlightening content covering science, history, technology and nature, CuriosityStream was founded by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks. For more information, visit www.curiositystream.com.
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