Space Next

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying, and led to landing on the moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that’s only the beginning.

Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is a mesmerizing display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists, and dreamers. Come discover what’s next.

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“We considered if the film fit our museum’s mission and the quality of the information, narration, and visual appeal. There’s no way you can walk out of the theater without having learned something new about spaceflight and its history.” – Christopher Brothers,Theater Technical Manager, US Space & Rocket Center

“Based on current science and using the giant screen 3D format to full effect, Space Next was an easy choice for our grand re-opening as a 6P laser projection theater.” – Jordan Beck, Creative Director, Giant Screen Theater at the National Infantry Museum

Official Film Website

Production Company: Afterglow Studios
Director: Luke Ployhar
Producers: Luke Ployhar, Ashley Jahnke
Writers: Scott Pearson and Barry Thorson
Editors: Luke Ployhar, Jason Malkovich
Visual Effects Supervisor: Jason Malkovich
Motion Designer: Nicole Daniels
Lead Animator: Mark Dunshee

Available in 2D and 3D
Release date: December 2015
Release formats: 15/70mm, Digital 4K, 8K/4K Transformed Fulldome
Running time: 38 and 25 Minutes

Educational Series/Special – STEM

Best Visual Effects – GSCA

Theater Support

Marketing Tools Include:

  • Print Ads
  • Outdoor
  • Banners
  • Rack Card
  • Postcards
  • Web Banner Ads
  • :30 TV Spot
  • :30 and :60 Radio Spots
  • Educator’s Guide

Educator Guide

Download the Ed Guide HERE.

More Information

For information or access to Space Next Campaign Materials and Press Kit, please click here.