I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT

MFA Thesis at The American University

Running Time: 39 minutes

Year: 2014

 

FIRST FILM TO PREMIERE IN SPACE

 

Blair Mason has wanted to be an astronaut since he was three years old. Now, at 17, that dream has become a vision for "moving humanity beyond Earth."  But what does it take to be an astronaut?  And, more importantly, what are we doing now as a nation to keep the dreams of young people like Blair within the realm of possibility?

 

"I want to be an Astronaut" examines the current state of America's space program: where we've been, where we are, and where we might be headed. The film is a powerful and emotional ride that explores the human side of space exploration, and the realities that need to be in place so that our nation has a program for the "Blair's" of the world to aspire to.

I WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT

David J. Ruck introduces "I want to be an Astronaut" at the 60th Anniversary of the American Astronautical Society

Read the article on CNN about the premiere on the International Space Station.
More press about the film's premiere in USA Today.

I want to be an Astronaut was screened at the EAA Airventure, the Clark Planetarium in IMAX, Space Camp, the 30th Space Symposium, and at numerous schools and venues.  These screenings were made possible in part from support from Orbital ATK, Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Boeing.  Please learn more about these companies and their roll in the future of space exploration.

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