“Major Goosebumps Movie”

That’s how one Amazon reviewer described Hubble 3D

“I saw this movie last night and am still in awe at what the space program has done and also how IMAX filmed this incredible movie. I worked for NASA during the development of Hubble and felt pride (and goosebumps) seeing it put into place in this film. Amazing to witness and see the stress on the astronaut’s faces as they were being dressed in their flightsuits just a few hours from liftoff.

“It also left me a little sad that we’re so blessed to live on such a beautiful, miraculous planet and to know how society (and terrorists) are trying its best to ruin life on this planet Earth.”

In May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Telescope, the world’s first space-based observatory, 563 kilometers above the Earth.

On board was an IMAX camera, operated by the Shuttle astronauts. It captured stunning sequences of the intricate spacewalks required to make those repairs, as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle’s mechanical arm at 28,200 kph.