'Among The Stars': Release date, spoilers and all about Disney+ space documentary
'Among The Stars' follows the inspiring and tedious journey of a talented crew as they work to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer in space
If you're one to have your head in the sky then 'Among the Stars' is just the show for you. The upcoming documentary is sure to leave you stunned as you see the working of space research from the Earth's point of view while being transported into the unimaginably vast area of outer space.
DisneyPlus' 'Among the Stars' transports viewers across the globe as they follow Captain Cassidy in his training to depart to the International Space Station. With his team on the ground and under immense pressure to finalize everything, his last mission quickly becomes uncertain as the world goes into lockdown from Covid-19. The show documents the behind-the-scenes of life-changing missions undertaken by skilled astronauts and engineers as they put everything on the line for mankind's advancement. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Disney Plus documentary.
'Among the Stars' will premiere on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
How to watch
'Among The Stars' will stream exclusively on Disney+.
Disney+ tells us 'Among the Stars' is a six-part documentary series with fly-on-the-wall access into the vast world of NASA. The series starts with astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy on a quest to get back in his spacesuit for one last mission - to fly to The International Space Station and help find the origins of the universe, but this quickly becomes a tale of the wider team at NASA, their roles on this mission and collective quest to succeed. With cameras stationed on both Earth and the International Space Station, using intimate footage, personal video diaries, and live stream footage, viewers are embedded with Cassidy and the team of engineers, flight controllers, and specialists who take on missions risking life, limb, and reputation for the greater good of humankind. Join them as their missions unfold.
'Among The Stars' follow is the teams’ successes and failures over the course of two years and provides behind-the-scenes access to the historically critical important NASA mission of repairing a $2 billion science experiment, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which aims to reveal the origins of the universe.
Captain Chris Cassidy
Christopher John "Chris" Cassidy is a retired NASA astronaut and the United States Navy SEAL. Chris Cassidy achieved the rank of captain in the US Navy. His first spaceflight was on a Space Shuttle mission in 2009. He was the Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA from July 2015 until June 2017. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S class 192 in 1993 as an Honor man. He served for ten years as a member of the Navy SEALs. His specializations in military tactics include long-range special reconnaissance, direct action building assaults, non-compliant ship-boardings, desert reconnaissance patrols, combat diving, underwater explosives, and a variety of air operations.
Professor Samuel Ting
Samuel Chao Chung Ting is a Chinese-American physicist who, with Burton Richter, received the Nobel Prize in 1976 for discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle. More recently he has been the principal investigator in research conducted with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a device installed on the International Space Station in 2011. He is the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ting has always proposed and led international collaborations in experimental physics using accelerators in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland and onboard the US Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station.
Astronaut Luca Parmitano
Colonel Luca Parmitano is an Italian astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps for the European Space Agency (ESA). He was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009. Parmitano is also a Colonel and test pilot for the Italian Air Force. Parmitano is the youngest non-Russian astronaut to undertake a long-duration mission, at 36 years and eight months old on the launch day of his mission. In 2007 Parmitano was awarded the Medaglia d'Argento al Valore Aeronautico (Silver Medal of Aeronautic Valor) by the President of the Italian Republic after safely landing his AMX in an emergency due to a bird strike. Asteroid 37627 Lucaparmitano is named after him
Astronaut Andrew Morgan
Andrew Richard "Drew" Morgan is a NASA astronaut from the class of 2013. Following Morgan's graduation from West Point in 1998, he was commissioned into the US Army as a medical officer. He completed his medical training and then volunteered for the US Army Special Operations Command. He was assigned as a physician at Fort Bragg and worked as a medical team member in the Special Operations Command as well as being part of the US Army Parachute Team as a physician. Morgan was selected by NASA in June 2013 as one of the eight members of NASA Astronaut Group 21. On April 17, 2020, Morgan, alongside NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and Russian cosmonaut, Oleg Skripochka returned to Earth aboard Soyuz MS-15, ending a 272-day spaceflight for Morgan, the fourth-longest single spaceflight for an American astronaut.
Senior Research Engineer Emily Nelson
Emily Nelson was born in Okinawa, Japan, and raised in Austin, Texas. Emily attended The University of Texas at Austin with the plan to major in Math. After a few years of searching, which included a few semesters in the College of Fine Arts as a music major, Emily finally found her home in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UT. After graduation from UT, Emily moved to Houston to work for United Space Alliance (USA) in September of 1998 as an International Space Station (ISS) Thermal Operations and Resources Flight Controller (ThOR). As a ThOR, Emily had an active role in the assembly of the Space Station, working to build up the orbiting laboratory piece by piece over the course of 8 Space Shuttle missions and supporting day-to-day operations for 15 different astronaut crews that lived on the space station over a 9 year period.
Emily is currently serving as Deputy Chief of the Flight Director Office and continues to support ISS operations in Mission Control Houston.
The series is directed by Ben Turner who also serves as executive producer along with Leo Pearlman, Richard Schwartz, Gabe Turner, and Will Gluck.
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