Illustration of the space shuttle Columbia on a black background over black and white text
©1982 IMAX SYSTEMS CORP
The IMAX documentary Hail Columbia!, released in 1982, chronicled the first space shuttle launch in 1981. American astronaut Michael Collins first proposed taking IMAX cameras along on shuttle flights to give the American public an immersive experience of space flight. The IMAX technology was Canadian, but the collaboration continued and produced several more documentaries.
Gold, J. (1982, December 17). Hail ‘Hail, Columbia!’. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1982/12/17/hail-hail-co...
Neufeld, M. J. (2013). Spacefarers: Images of astronauts and cosmonauts in the heroic era of spaceflight. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.