NASA is teaming up with Hollywood again—this time to help earthlings appreciate nature.
The space agency cooperated with IMAX Entertainment for its newest film, "A Beautiful Planet", which gives moviegoers a never before seen glimpse of Earth from space, as part of an effort to demystify the planet and the galaxy. Narrated by mega-star Jennifer Lawrence, the documentary presents a breathtaking view of Earth with footage captured and shot by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
According to the filmmakers and participants, "A Beautiful Planet," is timed to Earth Day to help enhance understanding about the planet. It is also meant to serve as a cautionary tale, but an optimistic one as the world acts to prevent environmental degradation.
"We can change this planet for good or ill. One individual can have a significant effect on this Earth –an effect you can see from space," said NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren.
"When seeing this movie I hope that it gives each person an individual sense of responsibility to take care of our planet that is in turn taking care of us," Lindgren added.