By Laurel Bennett
LAKEWOOD – Premiering on Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., narrator Tim Allen takes audiences Back To The Moon For Good at the Pierce College Science Dome on the Fort Steilacoom campus. The film is being shown as part of Pierce’s Comet Day celebration.
Back To The Moon For Good is an exciting, educational, 25-minute full-dome digital film that highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
The film begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. Viewers hear from some of the teams racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The audience is taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface. The show ends with an enticing visualization of a future settlement on the moon.
The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators. They’re urged to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.”
The show was executive produced by Robert K. Weiss and Alexandra Hall, produced by NSC Creative, an award-winning computer animation studio, and written by Ryan Wyatt.
To reserve seats for the free première, visit piercecollegedome.com. The show will be included in the Science Dome’s regular rotation of shows starting in January. For more information on Back To The Moon For Good or the Google Lunar XPRIZE, visit www.googlelunarxprize.org.