“It’s not what you’re gonna do in space,” says astronaut Chris Cassidy, “it’s who you do it with.” And so newdocumentary Among the Stars travels the world meeting astronauts and engineers heading for space to discover the origins of the universe — if Covid doesn’t get in the way.
The trailer follows Cassidy on his third and possibly final mission to space, alongside fellow astronauts, engineers, flight controllers and specialists from various countries and space agencies. All six episodes stream on Disney Plus Monday, October 6.
Video diaries, livestreamed spacewalks and film footage take you inside NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the European Space Agency in Cologne, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency near Tokyo, and the Russian Space Agency in Star City. Over the course of two years they work to repair “$2 billion science experiment” the(AMS), which aims to reveal more about the beginning of the universe — until the mission becomes uncertain as the COVID-19 pandemic erupts.
The series also comes at an interesting time as the, promising a glimpse inside Nasa as new commercial partnerships usher in the age of private space travel.