This is a story I shot and edited for the Dallas based show "Nightcap". ( Nightcaptv.com )
I have been fascinated with space flight all my life and I was glad that I was able to get this story green lit. It really is amazing how far we have come in the last 50 years. Hopefully, space flight will eventually get affordable enough that even I can take a trip! ;)
The company shown in this video is Xcor (xcor.com/ ) who is one of the few companies leading the way in commercial space flight. What they have accomplished is nothing short of amazing! Check out the full space flight video that show gives an in depth look at what one of their flights would be like: youtube.com/watch?v=4yaNvBecEac
Here is a synopsis of the story covered in the video:
We are entering a new era of spaceflight. Up until now, only a select few were able to fly high above the atmosphere into the blackness of space. However, private companies like Virgin Galactic and Xcor are leading the way in making space travel available to the masses. One of the first civilians to go up into space will be Dallas’ own Michael Johnson, a teacher at DeSoto and Irving Highschools.
Hand picked by the foundation “Citizens in Space”, Mr. Johnson along with others will travel into space to conduct experiments that were near impossible to do before. Among the Citizen Astronauts is Edward Wright who is chairman of the United States Rocket Academy and project manager for Citizens in Space.
Find out more about this historical event and why we may all get our shot to see space sooner that we ever dreamed!
Read more: nightcaptv.com/2013/03/20/a-dallas-teachers-voyage-into-space/#ixzz2O8l5vVDA
Read more at nightcaptv.com/2013/03/20/a-dallas-teachers-voyage-into-space/#6dswEt7OWADJQK3t.99
Interviews were shot on the Black Magic Cinema Camera using a Rokinon 35mm F1.4
Text was created using Element 3D in AE