By Pepper Parr
October 31, 2022
National Geographic’s Traveling Speaker Series and the Burlington Performing Arts Center have teamed up to present ‘The View From Above’ live on stage with renowned NASA astronaut and National Geographic author Terry Virts.
Virts will share his unique stories and stunning photographs taken from a place many will never visit: space. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the Burlington Performing Arts Center, Main Stage.
As a NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle Endeavour, flight engineer on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft and commander of the International Space Station, Virts has spent more than seven months in space, one of the most long continuous space missions of all NASA astronauts.
Most recently, Virts made his first film, One More Orbit (2020), a feature-length documentary chronicling the 2019 mission in which he broke the world record for any aircraft circling the planet over the North Poles. and South. He also appeared in the 2016 IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, a stunning portrait of Earth seen from space which features stunning footage – most of which was shot by Virts on board (and outside) the Station. space – about our beautiful blue planet and humanity’s impact on it.
His photographs, which provide incredible aerial views of Earth and the vast space around it, are featured in the National Geographic book, VIEW FROM ABOVE: An Astronaut Photographs the World (2017). His most recent book, How to Astronaut (2020), takes the reader through all aspects of space travel, both expected and unexpected.
Virts’ engaging and one-of-a-kind presentation is part of National Geographic Live’s stunning collection of events taking place across the United States and Canada. National Geographic’s vast roster of talent, including acclaimed photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, share their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration, along with stunning imagery and gripping footage .
For tickets and information, please call 905-681-000 or visit https://burlingtonpac.ca/events/view-from-above/