Special IMAX screening: Apollo 11
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission with this cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. In this critically-acclaimed documentary, the filmmakers reconstruct the final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the Moon. With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70 mm footage and audio recordings, join Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators from around the world during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Following the screening there will be a moderated Q & A with Ben Feist, Data Visualization Software Engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center and Goddard Space Flight Center.
Ben Feist is a data visualization software engineer working at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the
Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division, and at Goddard Space Flight Center in the
Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Lab.
Over a 20+ year career in the interactive industry, Ben ran the technology discipline within some of the
largest and most creative agencies in the world including TAXI, Blast Radius, and most recently, Wunderman
Ben is the Apollo program historian behind the interactive websites Apollo17.org, and Apolloinrealtime.org,
multimedia web experiences that recreate Apollo missions in real time. These web experiences have been
recognized around the world as engaging pieces of new media that utilize the potential of the Internet in a
novel way to recreate history.
Ben was also part of the team behind the acclaimed documentary IMAX film, Apollo 11. Ben lead the
restoration of 11,000 hours of mission control audio that was used to bring sound to the silent archival
footage for the first time.
Ben’s work at NASA focuses on future missions, solving the many data management and visualization challenges
that will face us when humanity ventures towards a sustained presence on other planets.