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Eco Friday: Jennifer Lawrence-Narrated ‘A Beautiful Planet’ Imax Documentary Opens (Behind Scenes PHOTOS)

A scene from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – Earth’s climates can be seen from space. In this image, the great lakes of North America lie trapped in ice and snow.  © 2016 IMAX Corporation © 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA

A scene from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – Earth’s climates can be seen from space. In this image, the great lakes of North America lie trapped in ice and snow. 

© 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA

Calling all lovers of science and earth! Here is something to take your kid who is obsessed with space and the planets!

NASA has teamed up with IMAX to create breathtaking visuals from the International Space Station, in outer space, for a marvelous documentary called, “A BEAUTIFUL PLANET.”

Actress Jennifer Lawrence narrates the Toni Myers-directed project which is a studding glimpse of Earth from space and  bringing a heightened awareness of our planet—and the effects of humanity over time—as never seen before.

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A scene from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti photographs earth from the Cupola onboard the International Space Station. © 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA

The creators used some pretty amazing science and technology during this extraordinary endeavor. The footage gives audiences a very unique perspective of Mother Earth in her rawest beauty.

The documentary opens today, April 29, a week after Earth Day!

Expedition 43 Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from European Space Agency (ESA) rests in a chair outside the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft just minutes after she and NASA astronaut Terry Virts of NASA, and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Virtz, Shkaplerov, and Cristoforetti are returning after more than six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 42 and 43 crews. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – Ground – Expedition 43 Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from European Space Agency (ESA) rests in a chair outside the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft just minutes after she and NASA Commander Terry Virts and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Virts, Shkaplerov, and Cristoforetti returned after more than six months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 42 and 43 crews. © 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy NASA/Bill Ingalls

Myers has directed some of the most groundbreaking documentaries to date which include, Hubble 3D (narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio), Under the Sea 3D, Space Station 3D, and Mission to Mir.

Take a peek at the trailer

Enjoy some behind the scene footage from the making of the documentary we got our hands on. 
Production still from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA Commander Terry Virts during an IMAX® camera training session at the Space Station Mockup and Training Facility (SSMTF) at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas.  ©2016 IMAX Corporation   Photo: Marsha Ivins

Production still from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA Commander Terry Virts during an IMAX® camera training session at the Space Station Mockup and Training Facility (SSMTF) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston Texas.

©2016 IMAX Corporation Photo: Marsha Ivins

 

Onboard the International Space Station (ISS) – NASA Commander Terry Virts and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti smiling after her haircut, by Terry.  © 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy NASA

Onboard the International Space Station (ISS) – NASA Commander Terry Virts and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti smiling after her haircut, by Terry.

© 2016 IMAX Corporation

Photo courtesy NASA

Onboard the International Space Station (ISS) – NASA Commander Barry (Butch) Wilmore shoots a scene with the IMAX® camera through the window of the International Space Station’s Cupola Observation Module.

Onboard the International Space Station (ISS) – NASA Commander Barry (Butch) Wilmore shoots a scene with the IMAX® camera through the window of the International Space Station’s Cupola Observation Module.

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