In March of 2018, filmmaker Alexandra Steven-Boniecki started a Kickstarter campaign for a brand new look at the impact of the success of the Skylab program. Less than a year later, with the support of 172 backers, the film is set to make its premiere this Friday night at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s National Geographic Theater with an amazing event planned.
Searching for Skylab, America’s Forgotten Triumph filmmakers reached out to the experts, including most of the astronauts that flew on Skylab, and other historians about the forgotten significance of America’s first space station. Viewers of this documentary will see and hear what it was like to be on Skylab through audio and video from the missions and be treated to the backstories that made the troubled mission a true success.
Premiere Event Details
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Searching for Skylab filmmakers have public tickets available for their upcoming premiere event that will feature a viewing of the documentary, panel discussion with Skylab astronauts Dr. Ed Gibson, Colonel Jack Lousma (USMC, Ret.). Additionally, Skylab astronauts Colonel Jerry Carr (USMC, Ret) and Dr. Owen Garriott will join the panel via Skype. Other panelists will include filmmakers, historians, and engineers that will help provide more context to the Skylab missions.
Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center – Davidson Center for Space Exploration
Cost: $45 per person
When: Friday, February 8, 2019. 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- Doors open at 4:30 pm.
- Light hors-d’oeuvres are included with ticket purchase and a cash bar will be available.
- The movie and panel program between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
- Immediately following the panel discussion, astronauts Dr. Ed Gibson and Colonel Jack Lousma (USMC, Ret.) will be signing autographs for a fee. A book signing featuring authors David Hitt and Dwight Steven-Boniecki (film director) will also take place.)
Tickets and additional information at https://rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-08/searching-skylab.